Tuesday, October 02, 2012

naturally dyed acorns

A special batch of acorns, one of a kind, made of wool that I've dyed using roots, plants, and bark that I've gathered from my woods.  A labor of love, natural dyeing is.  I love that they come from the earth and are in return gentle on her, and I love the subtlety of the colors and how they blend together so effortlessly.

I had a daydream the other day about a clothing store that carried only undyed clothing.  In jars and baskets around the store were natural materials - leaves, bark, clay, roots... all for the purpose of dyeing the clothes to the customers' wishes.  Maybe such places do exist, I don't know.  They do in a very small degree in the homes of natural-dyers around the world to be sure, but on a large scale, I'm not sure.  Would be fun to explore, wouldn't it?

This set of acorns is in my shop, and there will be other colorful additions later this week.

Have a good day, everyone.


Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

Such place would be heavenly indeed, but I have hope one day some shops will carry undyed & organic clothes, made in many different natural fibers, with lots of different styles ... only waiting to be naturally dyed. Bliss that would be.
This set of naturally dyed acorns are simply gorgeous, I hope someone will snatch them very soon !

Valerianna said...

Oh, how I love the idea of that store! And your acorns are so sweet and the colors do blend together effortlessly... and are so soothing.

Terriea Kwong said...

So pleasing subtle acorns. Color from Nature is true color we love. Wish your plan materialized. I do wish too.

Julie Clay Illustration said...

So cute and such lovely colours, sold out I see. I'd love to ideally be surrounded with such things, how do you do it??

Margie Oomen said...

i would love to open a shop like that with you. That would be so much fun.

joanie said...

I would love for you two to open a shop like that too!
Love to see the return of these timely creations.

Neuroknitter said...

ohmygolly, I can't believe I missed this listing! Kicking myself silly ;( I'm so sad. those little natural dyed acorns are too precious.

I think your shop sounds perfect...perhaps you'll have little acorns there, too :)

Heather A said...

These are so pretty and so well done. I've tried making felted acorns myself but I have been unable to even come near the level of perfection you've mastered.

So beautifully photographed, too.

Gushing. I'm gushing, I know. It's justified.

If there are any left in your shop, I'll pin it to my "shopping and gifting" board on pinterest.

Heather A said...

I've made some felted acorns myself but I have been unable to come near the perfection of yours. These naturally died ones are especially beautiful and I love how all the colours look just right together ... just like in nature, I guess. Your shop idea sounds fantastic!

If there are any left in your shop, I'll pin them to my shopping and gifting board on pinterest.


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