Saturday, April 21, 2007

Natural Dyes: Our First Attempt Is Successful!

Well, we are happy to report that our yarn came out beautifully. The array of color we obtained is amazing. I really did not expect to get this many colors from three dyes.

Starting from the left, we have 2 skeins dyed with madder. The orange color was obtained by mixing a 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar with the madder. The next two skeins were dyed with onion skins. We think that the use of red onion skins created more of a chartreuse color. The dark blue grey skeins were made with the logwood grey and the last purple skein was made by mixing madder and logwood grey. We put a paste mixture of 1/2 tsp of logwood grey in the bottom of the jar, put the wool in, and placed a paste mixture of 1/2 tsp of madder on top of the wool.

Next, I am going to create a dye notebook, start recording and analyzing our results. And of course, plan our next dyeing adventure.

1 comment:

Fibergirl said...

The dyeing of the yarn turned out beautifully. I can't wait to see what your next dyeing adventure produces.