Our lovely new cottage has a really big garden so I have decided to grow a range of plants for hand dyeing. I planted the seeds on Sunday and they have already started shooting, below are Safflower. The Dyers Woad I also planted has just started to appear as well.
I have also been busy wash some gorgeous brown Ryeland fleece. The fleece has lovely golden tips and hand spins beautifully. I have a few of these fleeces which I bought from a local farm so I may put some washed bags of fleece for sale in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested. It's been a pretty productive day and there is just time to fit in some hand spinning before tea!