Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It's fun to think you can make colors out of weeds -- stuff everybody wants to get rid of -- and it's free! Even though it was fall, I went out and collected as many flowers as I could. Making dyes from plants was not as convenient as getting colors out of a jar, but still very intriguing.
I was expecting yellows and greens and that's exactly what I got. I was surprised at how nice and soft the colors were and the nice range of color, the four steps of yellow and green would make a really nice table runner or yarns for a tapestry...
The colors shown from right to left are: no mordant, prealum, prealum + tin, tin only, prealum + copper, copper only, prealum + iron, iron only.
The prealumed yarn doesn't seem to make for much of a difference except those colors are a bit more intense.