Sunday, June 21, 2015
More of Nature's Colors
The madder came out less orangey than usual. I'm pleased with these more muted reds. The cabbage was just to try, for fun; I'm not sure how washfast or lightfast those will turn out to be. The nasturtium blossoms were a disappointment: despite the beautiful magenta-colored liquid they made, the wool only turned a dull beige.
The most spectacular for me was the walnut. Can you believe this dark, rich brown came from fresh green leaves? And it is supposed to be its own mordant due to the tannins. I can't believe I've lived with this walnut tree for 24 years and have never dyed with it. I'll certainly be doing more with walnut.