Painted watchcap #7
Painted watchcap #7Painted watchcap #7

Sky Like Snow


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 Coreopsis flowers, red-gilled cort mushroom, Hydnellum and Tapinella and mushrooms, and Punctelia rudecta lichen. Natural dark grey fiber background.


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.