Grow Your Own Clothes

Posted on August 18th, 2011 by Tonia 1 Comment

I came across this great article on Etsy today, and had to share it because it is about the exact topic that my mind has been on for a while now: making your own clothes from natural fibers you grew yourself.

We all know how I love clothes. I would love love love to be able to make my own- not only by getting better at sewing and knitting, but also by creating the fabric/materials I need.

Photos courtesy Paige Green

This intrigue about fiber arts started when I randomly decided to dye cotton with turmeric to make a skirt. Since then, my mind has been going going going about what else (berries, plants, nuts, etc.) I could use to dye fabric.

The ultimate would be to own sheep, harvest their wool, spin it into yarn, dye it with natural sources, and then make stuff out of it. Our neighbors a couple miles away do this, and she has offered to show me the whole process next spring when they shear their sheep. SO EXCITED!

With that said, go enjoy the article! I’m supposed to be cleaning the house, stop distracting me. ;)

One Comment

  1. Brooke Smith says:

    I really want to get sheep someday and knit things from their wool!! And angora goats so that I can knit mohair things too! That would be awesome.

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