22 Jul 2018

Plant dyeing

I´m sewing less as I screwed a neckline which needs to be ripped (FOE so double work) and until that´s done I´m not starting anything new.
Instead I was experimenting with plant dying a bit (also to pamper my little soul after the failure on that neckline).
So I used untreated wool yarn and this was the result -

Dyestuff from left - tea, tea 2nd dip, ivy leaves, Japanese indigo and mahonia berries

The Japanese indigo leaves require no mordant and can be applied cold which makes it great. I loved using it - too bad I only had enough for one skein of merino yarn.
The rest was with 14% cold alum mordant

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