All posts tagged: solar dyeing

Blackberry dyed Gotland yarn
Blackberry-dyed Gotland locks spun into lovely, shiny fingering-weight yarn.
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Blackberry-dyed Gotland locks
Blackberry-dyed Gotland locks – Gorgeous heathery mauves and lilacs over a mixture of grey locks.
Blackberry-dyed Gotland top
Combed into top using my fantastic (and lethal) new wool combs by Jürgen of Wollwolff.

 

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Dyeing with tansy

Dyeing with tansy

Having collected the tansy from a particularly dodgy bit of scrubland at the back of our local bakery, my hopes for this dye experiment were mixed … Luckily, it was a happy experiment. Followed the directions in Wild Color, pre-mordanted some lovely but muddy coloured wool batts from a bargain eBay fleece (Valais Blacknose/Merino cross … the rest of it was silvery grey and gorgeous) …

Solar-dyed roving – a good use for summer sun

Solar dyed roving

As the temperature hit 36 degrees, I decided it was time to put all that hot air to good use and set up my big black dye pot for a bit of experimental solar dyeing. I took a few 100 grams of tussah silk-merino roving from Das Wollschaf, which is just gorgeous, and put it to work with procion and acid dyes. I was inspired by …