Sunday, July 15, 2007

Dyeing Season







I love summer...i love the flowers, gardening, the sun, etc., etc....but most of all I LOVE natural dyeing. For two years now i've been doing solar dyeing with flowers. so it begins. I am steeping dye on my back porch...poppies, day lilies, marigolds, coreopsis, etc. I can't wait to see the colors of fiber!

This jar is filled with rose petals...i'm not sure it'll dye a darned thing, but my MIL saved them...and boy it smells super.

This jar full of Marigold from my garden is looking rather pink...which is weird. usually marigold give a rich golden yellow...I guess we'll see what happens.

Coreopsis are a new dye plant that I'm trying. I love the pretty yellow and red flowers and the dye is already looking quite promising.

Of course, tons of stuff is looking awesome. My MIL's marroon day lilies which are gorgeous alive are promising a beautiful color of dye...as are poppies, and other day lilies and more!

Can you tell I'm excited? It's Dyeing Season!!!!!!

2 comments:

rachel said...

i like to see the dye jars. they are so pretty in and of themselves.

Lindsay said...

The dye jars certainly are pretty. I can't wait to see how your silks look when finished. I have never used natural dyes before.
Thanks for sharing your blog link on Etsy. :)