Fabric Out of the Dye Pots!
I've taken all of the fabric out, washed it up...
Do you want to see?
With no formal record keeping, this is what I have learned:
- The powdered rust in the rusty horse waterer, with rusty items thrown in works nicely.
- The habotai silk takes color very well.
- My oblong acorns from the front yard, do not give off much color.
- The linen takes color well, but remains scratchy feeling, even when in the dye pot for a long time. Pondering the texture of linen.
- The silk velvet is my favorite in both richness of color and feel.
- The round acorns dye much darker.
These are the fat round acorns found during a Sunday afternoon adventure apple picking. I cooked them on the stove in the new little brass dye pot.
Day by day the walnut tree becomes more golden.
We've thrown some leaves in the walnut dye pot.
Today I learned how those leaves dye the front porch as well!!!
I've begun a weaving that will become a special envelope for a newly married couple.
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2011