27.6.13

Solar Dyeing




Yellow:  Bird's Foot Trefoil
Orange:  Devil's Paint Brush
Green:  Yarrow

The yarrow has surprised me the most, as the leaves have almost completely changed color while solar dyeing.  I had to loosen the lid at one point during the day, because the water was boiling inside and I was afraid it might explode.  You can see the small green spots of yarrow leaves, where the color hasn't quite let go. It's all so exciting, I can hardly stand it.  I'm going to leave them in the jars overnight again, while the fibers soak in an alum bath.

Until tomorrow...

5 comments:

  1. I can hardly wait to see how these dye the fabric. Must be warm where you live to get the water to boil...such a fascinating process.

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    1. Thanks, Kristin. It has been in the upper 80's and sunny for a few days now. :)

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  2. If solar dyeing needs bright sunlight then there's no chance here, today. The rain is falling gently...

    Penny
    x

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  3. Very exciting and so interesting. It will be fun to see the results!

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  4. We have lots of the devil's paint brush (thanks for sharing the name!) - looking forward to seeing your results.

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