Thursday, August 23, 2012

shades of dyer's chamomille

Dyer's chamomille or golden marguerite (Anthemis tinctoria) is a perennial plant with aromatic bright green-bluish foliage and yellow daisy-like flowers.

It has no culinary and only limited medicinal uses. However, the flowers produce excellent yellow and gold-orange.
It has been used as a dye for a very long time, it provides the buff in Turkish carpets but in Europe dyers preferred weld instead as yellow dye.
The leaves give a light green dye.

one acidic and one basic fermented dye in glass containers
with dyer's chamomille

Using the fermentation method with dyer's chamomille
gave some light yellow on kidsilk mohair and buff yellow on lace merino


Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Meet these two wild "Gitanes"...

Introducing... My new knit design Gitane, 
Colourful cardigan named like thus for its bohemian twist.

This cropped cardigan is knitted in a fine lace Merino and is available in two different colour versions,
the Mid Pink version and the Sea Green version.

Gitane is the French word for gypsy woman

Have a look:

with a big, big thank you to my wonderful models, Ingrid Anna and Valeria
It was great to work with you both, 
gracias - dankjewel


The patterns are available here:

The kits with yarn and pattern are available here

In the pictures,

Sea Green Gitane is knitted with 3,25 mm needles: size large or with a oversised look with only three buttons in front

Mid Pink Gitane is knitted with 2,75 mm needles, size small, with 10 buttons in front


Monday, August 06, 2012

new knit design

My new knit design, Gitane, is going to be released very soon
It's a colourful cardigan with a bohemian twist, knitted in a fine lace Merino, in two different colour versions.

One version is based on the colour Sea green.
So I decided to have some photos taken at the seaside

Have a sneak peek...
the sea green version, just me and the sea as models  :)

More pictures of both colour versions will be posted next week 

The knitting patterns and the kits with pattern and yarn in two colour combinations
will be available august 15th