Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Fun Dye Day

A group of us met with our pots, pans, gas stoves and dye materials to turn our fleece into a selection of beautiful colours.
This yarn colour was achieved by using logwood natural dye on a piece of yarn which had used alum as a mordant.  A delicate lilac.
The darker purple yarn here was from the same dye pot as the delicate lilac, but had been in the pot for about 2 hours longer.
We also used madder, lichen which had been steeping for 8 months (very smelly), brazilwood, heather, indigo and walnuts.  This time the madder produced apricot, which was not the result we had wanted but was pretty enough.

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