Saturday, 12 January 2013

Natural Dyes.

I have been experimenting with dyeing yarns naturally, which I looked at a little in my second year project, but wish to explore further. I love that the colours created have been taken directly from nature, giving the material a link with the natural world. I need to do a lot more experimenting and researching about mordants, pH and other sciencey stuff!





The top images shows red cabbage being boiled, the second is of yarn soaking in coffee and the rest show the finished yarns, from left to right - black beans, red cabbage, and tea.



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