I recently had an email about one of my favourite online yarn dyers closing their fabulous shop. The Natural Dye Studio exclusively uses historical plant dyes to produce an astounding spectrum of subtle colours. I am so sad as I love their yarns
I used the natural dye yarns for one of my designs called Milly Molly Mandy, Issue 35 published in november 2012. We are currently on issue 61 gosh doesn't time fly by?
I adore knitted linen stitch, I thought it might be fun to see
how it would look in crochet.
I changed colour every
row using seven different candy coloured mini skeins striped with the beautiful pink yarn
Instead of using seven mini skein this yarn is perfect. for the life of me I cant remember the
colour way but it was their dazzle 4ply yarn. Sad to think I cant get anymore of this stuff. If you have ever used Amanda's yarn you will know it is fabulous stuff. I adore her yarns .
I joined the Natural dye studio's rainbow club last year
Amanda sends you a different colour every month for a year , in the end you are left with a delightful rainbow that makes me smile every time I lay them on the floor.
here. you can read her reasons for closing the shop on her blog. I wish her all the best and I thank her for her wonderful way with colouring , she is amazing. I am so glad I have this beautiful stash for colour inspiration.