Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dyeing Experiment

I have been back in the dyeing groove the last few days, and today it continues onward. The photograph above is a pot of carrot tops cooking on an outside burner. These appear to be yielding a gorgeous green/yellow. The true test will be later when I add the fibers, but for now I am pleased with the color in the pot. This is the first year that we've planted carrots in the garden, so it's the first time that I've tried dyeing with carrot tops. I will share the results in the next day or two.


Gerrie said...

Do you use a mordant for these?

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Absolutely! I plan to dye animal fibers in this pot, and they have all been mordanted with alum.