Natural Dye Blog

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”

Pinks from Second Year Woad

Hello fellow plant dye enthusiasts! I’m here today to tell you about a use for your 2nd year woad leaves (other than waiting for seeds, chicken feed, or compost additive)! As we know, woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a rather plain looking plant from Europe that has a long history as a source for blue dye.Continue reading “Pinks from Second Year Woad”

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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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