This coming Sunday is Fiber Arts Day at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. It was such a nice day last year I'm participating again. Fellow SCHG member Jamie and I will be dyeing using various plant materials, across the Herb Garden from the Tea Room. Other area guild members will be demonstrating spinning and weaving.
Here are the colors I got at last year's session, using madder, Navajo tea, cutch and logwood. This year I've selected a less exotic selection of local plants I hope will be easier for visitors to relate to: madder again because it grows like a weed in my yard, black walnut leaves, a weed called wild lettuce, and ... red cabbage! What colors will I get with these? Join us at the Gardens to see, or you'll have to wait until I post the results!