CGoW Competition : Spinning & Dyeing 2011

Dyeing

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Dyeing
Material used : Corriedale, handspun from fleece, wild olive leaves and twigs, iron tablets (5 or 6). Technique : Leaves and twig boiled 30 minutes, 5ml alum and 4 ml cream of tartar added, wetted wool added and boiled 30 minutes. Inspiration : "Nature's colours" by Ida Grae dyes from plants giving yellow colour. Crushed iron tablets added. Boiled 30 minutes. Left to soak overnight - olive green colour - Natalie Geard
Posted on July 24, 2011