Plant Dyed Yarn: Wild Sunflowers

It turned out lovely, didn't it?  I can always count on the wild sunflowers to produce a nice yellow dye.  It's a tad on the gray side, from the mushroom dye, and turned dark brown in spots where the buds sat in one spot too long, but I don't even care.  I was able to dye yarn, outside on my wood stove with plants gathered along the edge of our woods.  All is good.  

Cole has already suggested I knit him a hat.  


  1. How fabulous! I love the muted yellow of the dyed yarn, and I'm really intrigued now about dying yarn with flowers. A few years ago I planted wort (?) because I read that it would produce blue dye, but that's about how far I got with it!

  2. I'd love to have a blue dye plant. I'm going to plant Japanese Indigo next year and give that a try.

  3. I am gathering supplies to try my hand at dyeing our wool with natural dyes.
    Your yarn looks lovely!