Sunday, August 26, 2012

Still More Dyeing

Now that I am on a roll, I am dyeing a lot. I have since tried Raspberries and Blackberries. The raspberries gave me a very faint purple and the blackberries gave me a dusty blue.


I then dyed with some sunflower heads since they are so prolific right now. The sunflowers gave me a drab green.

I then thought I would try sunflower seeds and they gave me another tan.

Next I did Green tea thinking I would get a more green color than Black tea but that was just silly talk. Another brown!

I then decided to try and get deeper browns instead of the all the light browns I have been getting so tried Coffee and was pleasantly surprised.

More experiments this week!


  1. So exciting! I love dyeing with plants! My experiments are much like yours. I really appreciate the western desert cowl; as soon as I saw it I thought, I might use all those single skeins I experimented natural dyeing on. So thank you very much!

  2. I am so glad you like it. The experiments on dyeing was the most fun part of this project. I also had fun choosing the color order. It seems random but there was method to my chaos.