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Fiber at the Fair: It’s to Dye For

Weld or dyer’s rocket, Reseda luteola, was used to dye these mittens exhibited at the Common Ground Country Fair.

Weld or dyer’s rocket, Reseda luteola, was used to dye these mittens exhibited at the Common Ground Country Fair.

September 1, 2019

Fiber and natural dye enthusiasts love the fascinating exhibits and interactions in the fiber areas of MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair.

Visit the

Wednesday Spinners Tent,

Fiber Marketplace,

Fleece Tent and Sale,

Maine Fiber Farms area,

Agricultural Products area,

Youth Enterprise Zone and

Dye Garden (with Earth Loom)

to learn about spinning, dyeing, weaving, raising animals for fiber, raising plants for dyes, and more. Last year the Wednesday Spinners exhibited these mittens made with yarn dyed with weld or dyer’s rocket, Reseda luteola, a common, introduced weed in North America.

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