Tag: blå

Saksisk blå

Lige siden jeg først læste om den saksiske blå farve, som er lavet ved en reaktion mellem indigo og koncentreret svovlsyre, har jeg haft lyst til selv at afprøve farven. Det er en advokat, Johann Christian Barth, som tilskrives æren for at have opfundet den saksiske blå i 1743. Han behandlede naturlig indigo med svovlsyre, […]

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Indigo-farvning med fruktose

Det er efterhånden længe siden allerede at jeg strikkede denne lille nålepude, det håndfaste bevis på mine eksperimenter med organisk indigo-farvning… Den er strikket i Fenris 100% uld, 450 m/100 g. Mønsteret er gratis, Peerie Pin Cushion af Ellen Kapusniak. Det var meningen, at man skulle sy den sammen, men jeg klarede det selvfølgelig med […]

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Blå høst

I år har jeg dyrket japansk indigo og vajd i haven for første gang. Jeg høstede alle planterne d. 28. september (allerede længe siden, der har været gang i mange ting her i mellemtiden) undtagen nogle vajdplanter der får lov at stå andet år for at sætte frø. Efter høsten havde jeg 465 g japansk […]

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Trip to Japan – Part Two

I’m still busy digesting all the impressions from our trip to Japan, and I wrote about our visit to Tezomeya and Avril here. But I think the highlight of the trip in terms of natural dyeing was our visit to Aizen Kobo. It was a rainy day (and it seems that when it rains in […]

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Nine Daughters Socks, Done!

It’s always a good feeling to finish a knitting project, but I feel especially good about this pair of socks because they are a prototype for a pattern, and they turned out just the way I had imagined. The only problem is that I got a little carried away when I was knitting the legs, […]

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My Ancient Fashion Colors

I am knitting a very nice little shawl, Fylleryd by Mia Rinde, out of a skein of my new lace yarn, Norne (100% wool, 640m/100g). It’s dyed with a somewhat exhausted madder dyebath: I like this color. I think it’s vibrant and will make a flattering shawl. But I was surprised when, a couple of […]

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The Faintest Pink

Once your eye adapts to spotting lichens, there is one in particular that beckons to you from just about everywhere – bright yellow Xanthoria parietina, growing on stones, fences, and branches. It’s even in my holiday snapshots from last year, taken at Dybbøl, where the Germans beat the Danish army back to the stone age […]

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