As a lover of plants, the idea of dyeing using natural plant dyes has always been appealing to me. At MDS&W there was a booth of Navajo spinners and weavers who were selling native vegetal dyes. I bought a bag of Juniper Mistletoe and a bag of Sagebrush.
Yesterday I pulled out the crockpot and the bag of Sagebrush. The best part about the process of dyeing with natural dyes is the lovely herbal smell. Sagebrush is a plant in the Artemisia family, a very aromatic group of plants. The color's not half bad either.
This yarn is destined to become a pair of socks from one of Cookie's wonderful patterns. I'm thinking Thelonious. I've been looking for the right yarn for these socks. Sagebrush should do the job nicely.
Next up, Juniper Mistletoe.