We had so much fun this past weekend in Madison, Connecticut at Madison Wool and Wildwood Farm’s natural dye weekend!
Participants had their own personal natural dye journeys using both the classical, historical dyes and some surprising new ones (think walnut sludge and pokeberries). We also worked with some of Botanical Colors’ ancient raw dyestuffs such as cochineal, madder roots, walnut hulls and weld flowers.
The group also learned about the secrets to obtaining the best color through chopping, simmering and carefully extracting natural dye tinctures. As an added bonus, we took a step outdoors to gather dyestuffs from the local landscape to add to our palette. Participants created all of their colors on the beautiful yarns provided by Madison Wool.
Kudos to Dayna Mankowski for organizing a wonderful workshop at the beautiful Wildwood Farm in Guilford, Connecticut!
Here are some pictures we captured over the weekend (let’s hope we do this again).: