Natural Dye Blog

Growing Weld

An ancient dye plant with true yellow staying power – welcome to Weld! Weld – Dyer’s Rocket (Reseda luteola) – Click for seeds!   Weld, also known as Dyer’s Rocket or Dyer’s Weed (officially Reseda luteola) is a member of the brassica family and grows as a rosette of green leaves with a spike-like shoot of smallContinue reading “Growing Weld”

Natural Orange Dye – The Magic of Jewelweed

I’ve been taking advantage of the late summer/early fall surplus of lovely jewelweed, made easier to reach due to the low water levels this year. I’m happy to share this dye tutorial with you and look forward to hearing about your experiences! HISTORY – Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a native of North America andContinue reading “Natural Orange Dye – The Magic of Jewelweed”

Dyeing Pink with Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

This is a long-promised post about my method of dyeing with the gorgeous Hopi Red Dye Amaranth plant. I have another post with more details about growing this plant over here. I’ve grown this amaranth for several years now, and it is a consistent and hardy plant in my garden. Fair warning though, it DOESContinue reading “Dyeing Pink with Hopi Red Dye Amaranth”

Growing Dyer’s Chamomile

A beautiful garden plant with bright yellow, fragrant, pollinator attracting flowers. Read on for some growing tips! Dyer’s Chamomile (Cota tinctoria) – Click for seeds!   Dyer’s Chamomile, also known as Golden Marguerite (officially Cota tinctoria or Anthemis tinctoria) is a bushy daisy-like plant with feathery leaves growing 1 to 2 feet high and developing large numbers of fragrant,Continue reading “Growing Dyer’s Chamomile”

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About Me

Hi, I’m Kendra! A long-time knitter, yarn enthusiast, nature lover, and gardener, a chance encounter with a book about natural dyes led to an epiphany that I could actually combine a few of my favorite things. Garden Yarns from KnittyVet was created shortly afterwards when I realized that my naturally dyed skeins and extra natural dyes/seeds were piling up and in need of good homes.

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