Saturday, September 20, 2008

Getting Ready ..........

Tomorrow we are hosting the September meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Unit of The Herb Society of America at Wild Rose Farm. The day will feature a natural dyeing demonstration that we call "Seasonal Colors" and a chance to see and learn about the sheep, lambs, wool, & yarn that we produce.

What an accumumulation of pots and gear that I've put together over the last few years! I took a couple of pictures of the preparations that are underway. Check out the second picture .... what is it and why will we be talking about it? Finally, onion skins are one of the dyes that we are using and you can see the color coming out of the skins after only 2 hours of soaking. We'll be using alum & tin mordanted yarn with the onion skins.
For more information on the Western PA Unit of the Herb Society of America:

This should be a fun day!

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