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Solar Dyes

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I have been wanting to try my hand at dyeing fabric for some time now. Last summer I tried dyeing fabric with carrots tops and onion skins and really liked the result. However now I have a smaller kitchen and I wanted something that would be easier for my space and for the amount of time I have. I read the article about solar dyeing in Knitscene Summer 2013. So I decided to give it a go. Here are two batches of wool out in the sun. One is wool roving with red cabbage. I added salt to change the ph level and hopefully I will get a blue color. The second is wool yarn with blackberries. I can’t wait to see the result.

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