Monday, 31 May 2010

A Vegetarian Platter of Dyeing with Mary Hawkins

We had a most enjoyable day with Mary dyeing yarn that had been pre-mordented. We used red and brown onion skins, beetroot and red cabbage. Above is the red cabbage yarn results
The results from left to right - red onion skins, beetroot, brown onion skins and red cabbage. We use a combination of microwave and boiling to get these results. Some striking colours from these simple veg.

Here 's the results on the day from all the guild members, a platter of coloured yarns dyed using vegetables. Next year Mary said we can try the same thing with fruit.

1 comment:

Karla said...

Ohhhh!! Absolutely loving the blues for the red cabbage!

Question.. how do you go by avoiding felting?? I recently washed my yarn and it felted a bit :( Any insights?! Thanks!