Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sun Dyeing

One of the most fun things you can do with flowers in a jar is sun dye. The three jars on the right are working hard to dye wool and mohair yarn (the white stuff in the jars) Those on the left contain invasive ivy (left) and madder roots (right).
After a few hours soaking (thanks to the sun finally coming out) and a little shaking on my part, the jars look like this:
I think I'll leave them a couple of days before I take out the wool.

3 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I've never heard of sun dyeing before, and can't wait to see the end results!

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  2. I've never tried sun dyeing before. I hope you will post a photo of the results. I love dyeing with plant matter and would be very interesting to see how this turns out. The jars look just beautiful, don't they.

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  3. Oh I love your idea Angela. I'm going to set up some jars. Is the invasive ivy ground ivy?

    http://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk/proj_SBI.htm

    ( I'll confess that I've done this with Kool=Aid but not plants.)

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