Natural Dye Results






Soft, subtle colors resulted from last week's dyeing.  Both were mordanted with alum and given a vinegar after bath.  The cotton was mordanted in a tannin solution of sumac leaves.

Top two photos:  Devil's Paint Brush yielded warmer, yellowish brown tones
100% wool yarn
100% wool sweater scraps
100% cotton muslin

Bottom two photos:  Yarrow leaves yielded a cooler shade of yellow, more towards the side of green.

100% wool yarn
100% wool sweater scrap
100% cotton muslin

I can't wait to try other plants!  What's your favorite plant dye to use?


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