Thursday, October 21, 2010

solar dyeing - results

Here are my skeins after a little more than a month of sun (more or less!) in the jars.
Two developed mould - and a not so nice odour -
but after a wash and a rinse in lukewarm water with a bit of detergent the skeins were ok.
The colour is subtly variegated, I think it would be nice for a scarf.

Of course the cotton towel didn't pick up as much dye as the wool/silk blend. No mordant added.
This experiment was fun, and apart from my impatience (I checked the jars every other day...)
I want to try again with some other plant!


Anonymous said...

The wool/silk is lovely!


Joanne said...

That is absolutely lovely. In the jars, it looks almost good enough to eat.

shipbuilding said...

oh those colours are gorgeous!