Naturally dyed yarn created with Queen Anne's Lace.
It is so called because the flower resembles lace; the red flower in the center is thought to represent a blood droplet where Queen Anne pricked herself with a needle when she was making the lace. The function of the tiny red flowes to attract insects.
My go-to natural dye book so far has been Jenny Dean's 'Wild Color'
Currently reading this one from the library..
It has me thinking about japanese maple leaves, red cabbage, and coffee!
Too bad the USDA considers Queen Anne's Lace a 'noxious weed'.
I think weeds can be beautiful.