Harvesting Color

Here are a quick few photos from the dye class at Filoli I went to on Saturday.

Rebecca Burgess has an amazing wealth of knowledge on natural dyes, and is a real inspiration. I picked up her new book, and spend a wonderful day playing around with nature’s color pallet.

Be sure to check out her fibershed project… wearing only clothes grown and made within 150miles of her house for one whole year – what was I saying about being inspiring?

FREE Pattern Release : Stepping Stitches

This is a beginners pattern I designed for a class I taught earlier on this spring. The simple pattern repeat is encouragingly memorable and comfortably exercises the change between knit and purl.


Sizes : One size.
Measurements : 88” x 7”.
Yarn : 2 skeins Naturally Dyed by Annie Claire [100% organic wool, 4oz, 250 yds], or, 2 skeins Patons Classic Wool [100% wool, 100gms, 210yds] shown in ‘Denim’.
Needles : US 8 [5mm] needles, circular or straight.
Gauge : 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in st st.
Notions : Tapestry needle.

There is now a new version of this pattern, released Oct 2016. Download here! 

 Tech edited by Steph.