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solardyeing july 2016 | by Meta van der Knijff
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solardyeing july 2016

Multicolored yarns from the experiment. [www.flickr.com/photos/110058888@N08/28097894412/in/dateposted-public].

After 4 weeks with good sunny weather for the most of it, I took the yarn out.

 

I had 5 pots with 2 skeins in each pot. The ones that were in the same pot hang now side by side. The samples 2 and 3 were tied in places so that the dye didn't reach these spots. The skeins still have to be rinsed, but I am impatient to show and often there is not much color change after rinsing.

 

From the left: Dahlia (1), birchleaf (5) and onionskins (5t/m8) are the strongest color. Small amounts of madder (3) and cochineal (9) together with other dyestuffs give a multicolored yarn with darker spots. Plantain (2), dock leaf (10) and avocado skins (2 and 4) are the softer colors. Also there is walnutbark (3) and dock roots (9), yarrow and oakleaf (7 and 8). It is sometimes hard to say wich dyestuffs are wich color, as they mix, and especially with the softer colors.

I am happy with the results!

  

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Taken on August 7, 2016