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Variety of colours and shades from top-dyeing with Indigo. The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist
Having a rummage through my dyeing supplies, I discovered I'd more in stock than I thought I had of two very important, useful, and interesting dye materials - Logwood and Indigo.

Indigo


Too-early primrose. The Big Garden Isle of South Uist
Today, the sky is clear and the sunshine brings a cheer to the soul, but no warmth for the body : there's an icy wind from the Siberian tundra. 38 more words via Hebridean Woolshed 2018 — The Big Garden and Croft

Hebridean Woolshed 2018


The Hebridean Woolshed. Uist Landscapes - Mountain Haze Handspun Merino scarf
There's the almost-indigo of field scabious ; There's the pinks and purples of heather, heather and ling ; the jade green of moss, in patches on the near-starved soils of the high and north-facing slopes ; the burnt orange of the carnivorous sundew, and the the tall grasses and reeds, yellow gold in the low autumnal light.  A haze of colour, bleeding from the moutainsides, smudged in the drifting mist and attenuated by the distance.   Welcome to our new, limited-edition Uist Landscapes hand-spun merino wool yarn : Mountain Haze

Mountain Haze





Four shades from one batch of Bog Myrtle. The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist
Bog Myrtle (or if you prefer, Sweet Gale) is a shrubby plant that found its place in the human economy in ancient times, along with the likes of the olive and other oil-rich herbs used in food, drink or medicines.

Sweet Gale – Bog Myrtle



Jonathan's hands and arms stained from handling New Zealand Flax flower stems. The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist
After an afternoon tidying up the flailing flower stems of New Zealand Flax, J's hands and arms were stained golden brown. And that got us thinking ...

Golden Brown