Lee’s Coreopsis Dyeing

Lee has had her hands in the natural dye pot once again.  This Coreopsis dyeing used flowers soaked for thirty-six hours.  The brown colour was obtained using just the flowers, and the yellow used ammonia as a mordant.  Lee used water and then salt with water rinses for this dyeing process.

Denise’s Dyeing

All of the above photos show Denise’s dyed tops and yarns from Trudie’s dyeing workshop.  Trudie used Landscape dyes and Wilton’s food dye.  In the above photo, the brighter skein is from the first dyeing and the second skein and tops are from the second dyeing from the same pot.

Denise blended the tops in the first photo using a heckle which was made for her by her husband.  It looks awesome.

Onion Skin Dyeing

A couple of weeks ago we did an onion skin dyeing day.  Everyone saved all of their onion skins, brown or red.  All got mixed in together.  Anyone who wanted to put some fibre or yarn into the dyepot brought it in that day.  Everyone got an early start so that the dyeing could be done in the morning.  Lee did a lot of stirring as you can see above.

The dyepot looks a great colour.

Gaye is taking some of the fibre from the dyepot and squeezing out the water.

This fibre has a great hue, and will look fantastic when spun.

Deb is having some fun with her skein of wool that is still damp.  A great success.