Sunday, February 12, 2012

More Natural Yarn Dyeing

Last time I dyed yarn it was with logwood purple. I had enough left over to do another batch but I had to wait till I got some more yarn spun up. This time I thought I would try  adding cream of tarter to my alum mordant to see what changes it would bring to the color. I also wanted to try making some self striping yarn. Self striping yarn is easy peasy and fun! This is what you  do...
just divide the yarn in to jars of different colors ! I also did one of without stripes.The colors with the cream of tarter are brighter and crisper than the yarn I did without.
I am very happy with how they turned out! I can't wait to try some more natural dying!







18 comments:

Marilyn said...

SO beautiful!!

LindaG said...

I agree. Gorgeous! :)

Jill said...

Your results are fantastic!

DebH said...

Wow! You are talented but your also an artist!! Gorgeous work and very cool that you share how to do it...although I could never have it end up so nice!! Beautiful!!

Lin said...

What are you doing with the yarn? Do you knit things? Do you sell it??

LOVE this color!

the wild magnolia said...

You must feel pleasure when you spin the yarn and again when you color. The look of the wool gives a sense of how wooly soft it must feel.

Thanks for sharing.

Ancient arts touch our hearts.

Melodie said...

Thanks everyone!

Lin , some I knit and I am starting to sell some also.

dr momi said...

Beautiful colors!

Teresa said...

That is such a beautiful color~all the different shades.

Pricilla said...

Glad you are having so much fun!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You do such beautiful work with your wool!! Love the colors!

goatmilker said...

I love the colors! Rebekah

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What did you use to make the colors? Very pretty!

Melodie said...

Lisa,
It is a natural dye called logwood.

wayside wanderer said...

Your colors turned out fabulous!! Wow, very pretty. That looks like it could be addicting.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are lovely, Melodie! Loving the texture of the yarn too. :)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Definitely want to snuzzle that!

Yummy colors! Beautiful texture!

Texan said...

Oh these are just so pretty!