Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Preparation for felt - step 2

All of the colours looked really vibrant in their dye pots this morning. When squeezed out, the green from the spinach all but disappeared. The beetroot held its colour a bit better but the depth of colour was lost. The turmeric held out really well, even after rinsing. Maybe, ground particles lend themselves better to the dying proess than boiled root vegetales.

4 comments:

india said...

beetroot and spinach give colour best at lower temperatures than those needed to dye wool - i find them more rewarding on silk

start with something simple like brown and red onion skins...separate the colours
brown in an aluminium pot yields gold, in an iron pot deepens to green [but if left in the pot for a long time goes quite dark]
red [spanish] onions do a lovely red contact print but boil up to make a delicious chocolate dye [dark olive green in an iron pot]

good luck

ArtSparker said...

Is turmeric pollen from flowers? because pollen can stain your clothes just by falling on it. Anyway, a lovely color. Will you re-dye the others?

Nao Sims said...

Your blog is wonderful.

Love the earthy-ness of it all.

There is so much heart and soul here.

I will be back.

Jasmine said...

Thanks for the tips, I'll try those out next time :)