Friday, May 23, 2008

more lilac dyed silk pictures

here's more pictures--

first i boiled the lilacs (about 2 quart jars full) in water for a couple of hours. i strained off the flowers. then i put silk in the dye pot and cooked it for about 3 hours. I wanted as rich a color as i could get so i left it longer than i normally would. when i took it out there still seemed to be a bit of color left so i added more silk, cooked it for about an hour then let it sit overnight. it probably soaked for a total of 15 hours. i pulled it out this morning and got a yellow-y-er green.

left: 3 hour soak

right: overnight soak


MoD said...

cool. I like the left better.

LICraftgal said...

Oh how pretty!! I like both the colors. I have to try that next year with my lilacs.

LICraftgal said...

Wow those colors are beautiful!! I must remember that for next years lilacs.