Victory Shawl in Designed by Dodile of Aux Dentelles Dodile
Ecrit par [email protected] le 29 novembre 2008 sous Your Gallery
Dodile of Aux Dentelles Dodile has posted a free pattern on Ravelry of her Victory Shawl designed for Tricotin, where you can also find it as a free pattern.
On Ravelry you can find the pattern in French and English here.
Dodile has designed and knitted the Victory Shawl in Dark Peach (shade 1201) a shade dyed with madder root.
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Harvesting the Madder in the Natural Dye Garden
Ecrit par [email protected] le 26 novembre 2008 sous Natural Dye Plants
After four years of tending and weeding, the time has finally arrived to harvest the first madder root from the dye garden. Due to the wet autumn it has been difficult to judge the right time to harvest, as the foliage is still green and there are new root shoots. However the arrival of my brother-in-law on holiday heralded that the time was ripe, and with his help we harvested the madder patch.
Each day we dug out a few kilos of madder roots and he washed them before drying. As the week went on he perfected a washing method ...
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