Farm to Yarn

Whitney prepares undyed wool for the dyeing process by soaking it first in an alum bath. This step, called mordanting, encourages certain plant dyes to affix to the fiber more readily and more permanently. To her left, sumac berries simmer in hot water to release their pigment for dyeing. | Photo by Sam Sveen

Lynae Sowinski
Vice President, Board of Directors at Limestone Post
Lynae co-founded Limestone Post in the summer of 2015 and served for years as Editorial Director, working with all contributors and managing the editorial content for the site. A Bloomington native, Lynae graduated from Indiana University’s School of Journalism in 2012. She started her editing career at Bloom Magazine as a high school intern and, over the course of almost eight years, advanced to the position of Associate Editor. Lynae currently lives in Athens, Georgia, with her wife and daughter and works for Global Online Academy, a nonprofit organization that reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.