Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vegetable Dyes

I have been dyeing a lot! Yellow onion skins gave me a great yellow (no surprise), but Red onion skins gave me a deep green (big surprise).

I then tried the cabbages. Red cabbage yielded a steely gray/blue but green cabbage was a dud – a creamy white that is the exact color that I had before I dyed.

Why stop at cabbage? I next did spinach and got a wonderful green, one of my favorites!

My sister dyed with some woods a few years ago so I am going to see if she still has any of the dye stuff and try dyeing with wood. Stay tuned!

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