I will never do this again. I felt so guilty wasting all that produce, especially since most of them gave me very pale results. The only ones that were worthwhile were turmeric (the first two) and blackberry (the last).
If you look carefully at the bottom right of each fabric, you can see what I used and what mordant. Or click to see a bigger picture.
|I was very pleased with this vibrant color. I had enough left in the pot to add a little extra water and do a second one shown below. It is slightly lighter, but still pretty.|
|I could have achieved this with any old tea.|
|Really!? I used a pound of grated carrots for this. Some bunny somewhere must be quite perturbed.|
Again, I used a big box of spinach for a barely noticeable color. Popeye is crying. Fortunately I put some aside to sauté for dinner
|I used a box of blackberries for this (sob), but bought an extra to eat. They are delicious and I was pleased with this color.|
All of my future dyeing will be done with fiber reactive dyes. Correction, I am still going to try avocados skins and peels since my fiber group is saving them for me this week. I have some mordant treated fabric left.
I'm linking up with Off The Wall Friday this week. Go see what some talented artists are up to.