Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Coreopsis from the dye pot


the dye pot you see prepared below is done with a variety of coreopsis...(i'm honestly not sure which--my bad). I picked all the fresh flowers i had, cooked them for an hour, added a teaspoon or so of ammonia. then i cooked the premordanted silk (alum and cream of tartar). this is the great color that i got!

2 comments:

abe-hap said...

Fantastic! totally love it! to think this great colour came from flowers!

Maddy said...

That is a lovely color. So autumn-ish. Gotta get out the dyepot this weekend.