Tuesday, 20 April 2010

D is for Natural DYE, Daffodil and Bright Yellow

I have not been able to keep up with the prompts here of late so have decided to merge two themes in one post. I have been trying to achieve a bright yellow from natural dyes. I did get lovely shades from Lilac twigs and a butternut squash but they were not BRIGHT.

Yesterday I had two dye pots on the go, Barberry bark, and Daffodils. To the left you can see the Barberry bark dyed merino, angora, silk tussah and silk nuno gauze. In the centre is a solar dyed nuno gauze in left over dye pot water from my last batch of onion skin dyeing. To the right is daffodil dyed nuno gauze, silk tussah, angora and merino.