Dyes from the land painting their own landcapes...
This short, snug watchcap is a double layer of my superfine knit. The yarn for the pattern band has been hand painted using the natural dye extracts that I hand farm and forage from the land around my studio. 2019 was a droughty year which meant less plentiful wild foraged dyes, making this collection a rare expression of a difficult year punctuated with moments of loveliness.
Dye materials include goldenrod, coreopsis flowers, wild madder root, Hydnellum and Phellodon mushrooms.
Exterior and interior fiber is 50% superfine local Romeldale wool / 50% local fine grade alpaca. Hand wash.
Unisex size stretches to fit most but the largest heads.