May 7, 2010

Friday's Nature Table

Last month I was inspired to use our egg dyes to dye wool also.  The turmeric was just too pretty to not use again.




We decided to try to use the beats also, even though I have read mostly negative things...


Our results left us with beautiful yellow, and a peachy pink that will work for certain projects that wont need to be washed.  Now we had our wool, and I couldn't think of what to do with it.  I know lots of things we could do with it... I just didn't know what I wanted to do....

Finally May came with a simple answer...  flowers for my May Table!  This was the perfect project for a worn out, too pregnant mama.  Everyone could get involved, easy, and instant gratification.  Have I mentioned before how much I love instant gratification when working with children?  I do.

We dug into my roving stash, wrapped strips of wool around branches, and the results were better than I could have imagined.  I really need to thank The Magic Onions for the inspiration here and here!





Here's to a simple craft that is fun to make, and then use!
As always, special thank you to The Magic Onions for bringing us together each and every Friday.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Hi there! Your dyed wool turned out beautifully! It's such fun seeing how the colours turn out.

cheryl said...

This is one of the activities on my to-do list. I love the way the colours turned out. Have the dyes retained their fragrance?

Flying Squirrel said...

Fantastic! I love all those little tufts of coloured wool. We dye our Easter eggs with plants, but I hadn't thought it was powerful enough to dye wool.

Leanne said...

Beautiful tree and table...just lovely!

twigandtoadstool said...

What a fantastic and inspiring post...definately going to add it to my ever growing list of craft projects!!
thank you
Maureen

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Wow! This is amazing!

Naturalearthfarm said...

What a beautiful process. Thank you for sharing. Warm wishes, Tonya

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