A variety of colors of ink can be made from different natural sources, including black walnuts, acorns, pokeberries, and beetroot. The inkmaking process is simple and involves heat, straining, and time. Once you know the basic premise of inkmaking, you can experiment with different natural materials. Beetroot ink makes a beautiful shade of purplish red.
*Ticking Stripe Wrap* a knitting project from Purl Soho* Why, oh, why are all of the gorgeous projects I see from Purl done with skinny yarn and tiny needles? I love the look of this scarf, but I suspect it would take me a year and a half to knit one myself.