Some more embroidery I've been working on.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
My natural dyes have achieved perfect results, the colours are so lovely they make me want to CRY!
After soaking the berries and vegetables for 24 hours I sieved them to get rid of all the mushy fruit. I then had a practice with cold dyeing and heating the pans back up, even mixing the liquids together.
Monday, 18 March 2013
Prompted by a competition I'm entering I've decided I'm going to try dyeing an arran knit jumper I have felted with natural dyes. Being that the competition is focused on sustainablity and eco-freindly design. After a little research I was shocked at how bad the waste from acid and procian dyes are for our planet! - and I use them all the time.
SO.. when I decided on natural dyeing I looked into what dyes what which colour to try and match up with my colour pallette.
Strawberries and Raspberries - Pink
Blueberries - Blue
Coffee - Beige/Brown
Red cabbage - Blue
I now need to fill the pans of fruit with water. (1 part fruit and 2 parts water). Bringing to the boil, simmering for 40 minutes and leaving overnight to soak.
I'll follow up what happens tommorow :)