Original undyed colour of yarns

Original undyed colour

A – Original undyed colour

B – Black bean dyed wool dipped in red onion peel dye

See here for how to dye with black bean dye and here for how to dye with onion peel (dyeing with red onion is the same as for yellow onions).

C – Red onion dye

See here for how to dye with onion peel.

D – Black bean dyed wool dipped in red grape dye

Here for black beans and here for red grape.

 

Strawberry dye follows the same process as most other fruit, except that I didn’t heat the dye bath once the wool was in. I cut up the strawberries and simmered them in water for 1 hour, drained the bits out then soaked the wool for about 3 hours. The last time I dyed with strawberries the color was more purple, this could be because I heated the dyebath or because the strawberries were newer (and more edible…these were almost completely mush).

 

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