I was invited as a guest to the Handweavers and Spinners Guild dyeing day. The group was very welcoming Had a lovely day with Jill and SallyRose.
I learnt a different way of dyeing to what I have been using with leaf printing.
Last month were avocado pips and mashed flesh, the show and tell of the colour schemes were lovely. I am not sure I would dye yarn in the future as I am interested in fabrics.
Walnuts, soaked for a week, use the green husks on the outside of the shell for the best effect.
Wool skeins boiling in the pot.
After rinsing in cold water, dip in iron (top) and alum (bottom).
For a darker shade, leave for 30 mins - 1 hour.
After dried, rinse in warm water with dish washing detergent.
We were each given a bottle of the fluid that they were boiled in.