Syd the Squid Natural Dye Knit Kits are now available
on-line through the Fibershed Marketplace!
Coreopsis natural dye recipe includes solar and stovetop instructions. Syd the Squid is knit flat with simple increases and decreases which makes a great introduction to toy making. All ecological packed in a ball mason jar, which also functions as your dye vessel - how cool is that? (Where were these kits when I was a kid???)
natural dye knit kit includes:
- wool yarn from Kenny Kirkland's Woolly Egg Farm in Mill Valley, California and milled at Yolo Wool Mill
- organically grown, hand-picked coreopsis from natural dye artists Rebecca Burgess's dye garden on Mt. Barnaby in Lagunitas, California
- illustrated booklet with dye instructions and a knitting pattern to knit you own Syd the Squid! (Illustrations and knit toy pattern by Dyan Ashby. Natural dye recipe from Rebecca.)
This was such a FUN project to collaborate on, I am looking forward to creating more. . .