Monday, June 9, 2014

Dye Day

We had a wonderful time at our friend Heidi's


She has a cute little farm.


Look at that face.


There's some happy chickens. 

And there was some dyepots going.



We used cochineal, madder, logwood and experimented with different mordants. 


I used iron for my mordant. I got a nice plum color with the madder. 


Look how different it looks with using a vinegar mordant. Pretty amazing huh?


That's the interesting thing about natural dyes - you just never know what you're going to end up with.


So we dyed and knitted and talked and enjoyed the summer day.

How was your weekend?

8 comments:

Dianna said...

Hello Donna,

It looks as if you had an amazing day with your friend Heidi at her farm. Love the little "Bee Crossing" sign.

I enjoyed seeing a bit about the dying process. The colors are beautiful!

Deborah Hamilton said...

How wonderful! I love the picture with all the wool and the sheep.

Carole Julius said...

That looks like a fun day and thank you for showing how the mordants used impact the end result. Nice new blog background, too.

Maria said...

Your weekend sounds wonderful. Love the colors!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

You always have the best weekends!

karen said...

any weekend with fibery goodness is a perfect weekend :) Love the colors and some of those pots look delicious to eat, even though they are not food....I think I'm hungry right now :)

Chrisknits said...

GORGEOUS colors!!! Just wow.

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Wow, Donna! Beautiful colors! :) Looking forward to seeing the lovely yarn you'll spin...

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