Tuesday, May 17, 2011

solar dye results revealed

Still working on getting more money together to get a new camera,
thank you to the few people who have helped by making a purchase from my etsy shop!
I still have a ways to go, but I know I will get there!


I still can't get over the amazing transformation that occured when i added my pre-mordanted cotton fabric to the jar of solar dye!

I took out the fabric today and it is so beautiful!
My camera isn't really doing it justice since it is my phone camera,
but you get the idea!

It sure as heck smelled like rotting compost since i started the initial dye bath a few weeks ago
and then added the fabric this past saturday.
Now it is hanging out to dry under the eve with the wind chimes (ha! it has been raining for the last 3 days).

I started another batch over dyeing yellow from turmeric.
This one is cotton thread and some wool yarn that I spun early in the winter...

So that is what I have been up to today.
I can't wait for the sun to come back, but it doesn't look as though that is happening any time soon.

I'm off to do a little more crocheting of the crystals I got from my friends.
Hope you are having a sun-shiny day!


  1. very cool results from your dyeing. i really need to get myself organized to do some solar dyeing!

  2. happy to see you at farmhouse kitchen...and i LOVE all these sweet pets on your sidebar....

    kary, teddy and all the kittys at farmhouse