Lee’s Natural Dyeing

Lee loves doing a bit of natural dyeing.  She made a dyebath using privet seeds soaked for five days.  The dyebath was a lovely purple colour.  The wool above was premordanted with alum and cream of tartar.  The fleece below had the same mordant added during the dyeing process.  Lee was a little disappointed with the colour as she was hoping for something a bit more purple, but that’s dyeing for you.  You get what you get! I like the colour though.  It looks like it could have come from a natural grey sheep.



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