Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I have been playing around a little bit with cochineal.
It gives beautiful, varying shades of purpley-pinks and vice-versa.
However, I am not sure how much I will use it, the baths I have made get considerably weaker after the first emersion. Have any of you out there used cochineal for dyeing? I would love to know about your experinces with it!

I am hoping to have this scarf posted in the shop later today.
Oh, and make sure to take a look at this scarf there, dyed with sumac!



1 comment:

  1. Lovely color. I have not used cochineal but I do have some yarn from Peru and it is such a deep purple as apparently they add lime in it at some point. Not sure much about it as the yarn was a gift.