Homegrown products are a fusion of natural materials that nourish us and keep us warm. Our vegetable dyes are harvested from plants grown on our farm, and our fibers come from the fleece of local sheep, and USDA organic cotton. Homegrown products are homespun, handcrafted and dyed- in- the- wool.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Maiden Voyage

We had  great success at the market in Greenpoint Brooklyn!  There are many vendors there like, Healthway Farms,  Dutchmill Farms, and S &S.O Produce. We created dye from sunflowers, red cabbage, parsley, and carrot tops. More to come when we dye the yarn!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Preview of the Textile Lab

Here is a preview of the Micro Textile Lab waiting to be filled with materials for the greenmarket event tomorrow Saturday 7/30. We will be at the GrowNYC greenmarket in McCarren Park in Brooklyn foraging for plants, creating dyes, spinning, knitting, and crocheting!

Below is a link to the City Atlas to find listings about the Textile Lab events at the GrowNYC Greenmarkets:


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Queen Anne's Lace and Lilac

I once read that Queen Anne's Lace was Katherine Hepburn's favorite flower. It makes a strong bright yellow dye and if you add iron you get moss greens.  The lilac yields yellows, greens, and pink/purples.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Micro Textile Lab!

The Micro Lab will be finished and launched at the end of July! We will use the lab to continue to conduct natural dye research at the GrowNYC  Greenmarkets in NYC.  The research that is being conducted with the Textile Lab links local farming and textile production and uses this synthesis as a means to explore sustainability.

The Micro Textile Lab project is being conducted through the City Atlas and House-Wear.  Below is a link to more Textile Lab events at the GrowNYC Union Square Greenmarket:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dyeing With Lichen

This Lichen grows on our apple trees...the dye color ranges from bright yellow to orange-yellow.

Waste Not

This rug is made from prototype cut -offs.

Organic Cotton

Combined with organic cotton, the wool creates a puckering effect.