Thursday, 10 February 2011

hand dyed

I had a go at dyeing cotton yarn, which I spent hours untangling and re-winding, with natural vegetable pigments. The yellow came from turmeric, and the (very) pale pink, beetroot. I'm going to try onion skins (for brown/yellow) spinach, and red cabbage (purple) next. Then I'll have a rainbow.

                                                     before .......


I'll show you the results when I've made something.


  1. Thats so cool, why dont you try using tea or coffee for brown too...where did you get all the yarn from & what are you going to make? x

  2. Leonora gave it to me years ago; she was going to get a friend to crochet a bedspread but never got round to it. There's masses of it - shall I send you some?


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