Friday, November 9, 2007

Nature's colours

Ok, this is the last of the Rhinebeck goodies.


This wool was made by Orchard House Knits, which sells incredibly beautiful fibre products created by the Craft Studio at Sunbridge College , a Waldorf-based adult education college near NYC.


The school looks really interesting. They offer courses in dying with plants, hand-spinning, felting, knitting, toy & puppet making, etc...


The yarn I bought was dyed using plants from their own biodynamic gardens on campus. The idea of going back to college to study these things seem so very appealing!


Orchard House had a beautifully set up booth at Rhinebeck, with gorgeous kits to choose from. Sample knitted items were on display for inspiration, and I fell in love with the colours in one of the hats. Unfortunately, they had no kits left in this colourway. But the salesperson let me pick and choose hues to make up my own kit.


My fingers are just itching to make up a little garter-stitch beret with these beautiful colours. It's going to be very hard to wait till after all the holiday knitting is done...