Remember me wondering how to dye a green with woad and weld? Well, I eventually gave up on trying to get my head around it, and as time was of the essence, I got the colour below with some...
...Kool-Aid!! How anyone would ever actually drink this stuff is beyond me, it is just full of chemicals, but it does make a wonderful dye stuff, and I will save the woad and weld for some future projects.
It seemed like magic, when the time was up and the wool was dyed and the water was fairly clear. I was amazed at how vivid the colour was, and all from a dubious drink!!
It's really difficult to get a good picture ofit all, as the angles are a bit strange. But you can just see the eggs that mama bird is sitting on. Sophie is adamant that they are going to hatch into little birds. It would be wonderful if my needle felting skills were up to creating a little baby robin, just so I could give Sophie the satisfaction of them hatching, but I really think that might be a step too far!!
A wonderful shop on Etsy supplied me with them. I thought little Buddha's were perfect, as I do see knitting as a form of meditation and seeing the whole process from the farmer and the fields, to the sheep and the shearer, all the way through to the spinner and knitter.