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Monday, July 12, 2010

That's Yellow

Yesterday was a rinsing day. Most of my dyeing from Saturday is still either on the line or in the sink, but this bit of wool top is all ready to go.Now that's what I call yellow! I'm thoroughly convinced that tumeric is a very effective natural dye. Yes, it does still smell a bit like curry. I'm told that a bit of fabric conditioner in the final rinse might help.

5 comments:

Vireya said...

Beautiful colour.

Unfortunately turmeric is not a very light-fast dye. You may need to keep whatever you make out of this in the dark.

Textile Tragic said...

Yeah, I know--the more I learn about natural dyeing, the more I understand the impetus to develop the synthetic dyes!

SewSofie said...

Beautiful yellow. I have a thing for yellow actaully :) What are these pieces for?

Dee said...

I'm thinkin' chicken. 3 day old fluffy yellow chick, that I just want to pat.

Textile Tragic said...

It's really just a sample to learn about natural dyeing. Some of it will go in my folio and there'll be a bit left over. I did dye some silk as well--will have to think what to do with that.