Wednesday, May 09, 2012
it's been awhile since i've done any dyeing. my yard is chock full of dandelions so i gathered them all up, boiled them for 30 minutes, and then stuck a little less than a half yard of kona snow along with some yarn in the dye bath with alum and cream of tartar.
the dyed fabric is on the top and kona snow is on the bottom for comparison. the results were pretty subtle. the superwash merino/viscose yarn took the dye much more strongly and the angora/silk yarn hardly changed color at all. i don't have pictures of the yarn yet because i need to reskein them. i'd like to do more natural dyeing this summer.
i'll end with more stash from the stockroom. 1/2yd bundle of mono pez. i love these basics. hopefully i can put them to use soon.