Craft Corner

A Caring Heart Painted with Berry Inks

A Caring Heart Painted with Berry Inks

This sweet tradition comes from my years spent in the Waldorf Kindergarten realm. There were many times a little one came to me with a bump, bruise, or some invisible cut... What was one to do? We go to the freezer and take out one of these caring hearts! A lovingly made felt heart, stuffed with lamb's wool and kept in the freezer. A lovingly made felt heart, stuffed with lamb's wool and kept in the freezer, cools to the perfect temperature for soothing tender skin.
Plant Dyed Yarn for a Calico Kitten!

Calico Kitten with Bundle Dyed Yarn

The yarn for this little calico kitten was dyed with several kinds of eucalyptus and a little piece of iron added for grey and black tones. We usually think of dyeing silk with the bundle dye technique, but you can get great effects bundle dyeing yarn!
Dye golden stars with turmeric!

Dyeing Golden Stars with Turmeric

Kitchen dyes are perfect for impromptu art projects! Dyeing wool felt with Turmeric is quick and easy because the felt does not need any treatment before dyeing, and it takes color very quickly.
Silhouette with Earth Pigments

Silhouette with Earth Pigments

As the days grow shorter, and a distinctly cozy feeling sets in, the nature table reflects that wintry mood. Earth pigments made from ground up stones and soil can create a beautiful glowing background for our image!
Plant Dyed Forest Gnome

Plant Dyed Forest Gnome

These little forest gnomes will be a welcome addition to your nature table, bedside table, or even your pocket! They are easy to make, easy to dye, and free from any synthetic chemicals.
A Rainbow of Plant- Dyed- Yarns

Plant Dyed Yarns

These first offerings in the Craft Corner will be an introduction to myself, and little about my approach and philosophy. As we settle in, I'll be posting specific recipes and projects here to try!