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Color Addiction

I have to confess that I am a color addict. I love all the different colors out there and I love playing with color. Which explains why I am drawn to hobbies that let me play with color. Lately I’ve been playing with dyeing. Here are the results so far.

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The dyes are all natural. From left to right the dyes are Mint with alum and iron, black beans with alum, blackberries with alum and iron, dried walnut hulls with alum, and horsetail with alum.

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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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