I finally finished hooking my circle tree. Now I have to put on the finishing touches. This one is one of my favorites so far. In a previous post I think I mentioned that the greens seen in this tree are made primarily from buckthorn berries. I also got green dye, well greenish blue dye from petunia flowers. I used plums to dye purple, twice. The darker purple is from the first dye bath and the lighter purple is from the second The pink is from prarie dock-otherwise known as those ugly brown stalks that dry up right away in the summer-you can see them along the roads in Minnesota, and in parks, on trails, etc. You get the picture. I also hand dyed the blue-except I used a chemical dye. Hopefully by next year at this time, I will have indigofera to dye yarn blue!
One of the yarns that I used in this project I bought from Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista, MN. Here’s the link to get to their website. www.threeriversparks.org/parks/gale–woods-farm.aspx. I was pretty hesitant to buy yarn from them primarily because of the price. I have been buying yarn from Joann Fabrics at 3-5 dollars for a skein. I would like to eventually buy my wool from a farm like Gale Woods. I don’t know how likely that is, but????
The second pictures is a close up of the circles in the tree. I was definately trying to be extra artsy fartsy with this one!