Friday, February 18, 2011

At work this week, Genevieve and I got our act together and our piles of dying equipment and went to work dying yarn. We first tried English ivy but the superwash wool was the only one that took up any color. So next we threw that same wool in a pot of rosemary and got a nice dark green-gray that we both like. We boiled onion skins and then used wool with that strained water and the gold you see is the result of the onions.
Yesterday I was not  at work and Genevieve was hoping to dye with eucalyptus. It gives you bright orange colors that are fabulous. I can't wait to see how it came out.
We try to do this  a couple of times of year with whatever plants we can utilize from the gardens. It's fun and always a surprise.
Next week we are trying black walnut hulls to give us brown and avacado skins for an unknown result.

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