Plant Dyed Yarn




After an overnight of soaking and then a good hard boil this morning on the stove, the dye was ready for my yarn.  I used alum as a pre mordant and then let the yarn simmer for about an hour.  This is what came of todays work:  
Yellow: Tansy flowers  
Green: Tansy leaves and stems (I added a rusty railroad spike at the end to make it really green!) Brown: Acorn tops

Subtle, harmonious color, just as in nature.  






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