Tuesday, November 27, 2007

ah the bounty of nature

Snowed a bit last night and then was frosty this morning, which for a shroomer can be a bit depressing, as all I could think was of those mushrooms turning to mush...so off we went again and surprise surprise chantrelles and hedgehogs still abound and so did manage to collect some and have a small feast. The northern red dyes were not so abundant, but thought I would show you the latest of the mushroom dyes...these are cuffs made from three mushroom dyes, polypores, sulphur tufts and dermocybe californicus...I love the dark brown from the polypores and that was an incredibly concentrated dye...I can see that after dyeing with washfast and kiton and gaywool, that my eyes have to settle down to the subtleties of mushroom dyes...and the differences are subtle but so soft and user friendly...still reticent of selling any mushroom dyed wool as I just want to use them all or at least have them around, as I realize it will be a long time before I can collect again...especially the sulphur tufts and red dyes, as they won;t be back until next fall...so I am hoarding for now...

2 comments:

Leena said...

Must be telepathy, I was also knitting block patterns like you today:)
Those subtle shades go so well together.

valerie said...

The colors are so yummy....