My yarn and dye studio is a place of meditation for me. Working with plants and fibers is slow, active, meditative work. In the end, there's a dress, curtains, a sweater, a hat. Something soft, lovely, and fun to continue enjoying the sacred space of slow fiber.
Naturally dyed wool, silk, and cotton yarns and eco printed fabrics wash beautifully with Ithaca Soap's Liquid Soap Refill. Every natural dye project I do, begins with a gentle hand washing and soak in a cold water bath with Ithaca Soap Liquid Soap Refill.
If I'm getting ready to dye wool that has not been treated for moths (which is mostly the fiber I get), I will use Patchouli Liquid Soap for the first washing before dyeing, since it is a natural moth repellant. It's all I have ever used as a moth repellent and in 22 years, none of my plant dyed, hand knit garments have ever had moths destroy them.
I have a selection of eco plant dyed Patagonian Merino yarn. Each hank is 400 meters, 400 grams. It knits up like cotton with beautiful spring and memory. We will no longer be going to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, in Rhinebeck along the Hudson River, as vendors.
Click here to see the yarn selection.
When you finish knitting your sweater, I recommend washing and blocking it for the best results. Click here for hand washing instructions.
Blocking means to lay the wet sweater flat to dry, and shape it. Match your cuffs, make sure the shoulders and neck are straight, and the bottom rib is aligned.
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Click here to learn about the magical world of eco dyed wool felt art.
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soap and money
How much soap money does a shower cost you?
Let's say you spend $3.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.43 per shower.
For your next bar of soap, you spend $8.50. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.15 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers.
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