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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rumex longifolius - plant dye no. 2.

På gåturene mine har jeg lagt merke til at langs veikantene vokser det mye rumex longifolius, eller høymole som den heter på norsk.
Det er mye inspirasjon å finne på blogger, og så mye fint å lære også, og at høymole er en fargeplante visste jeg ikke før jeg leste det på bloggen til Kristin fra Island som også driver med plantefarging av garn.
Ettersom det er mye av planten her ville jeg også gjerne prøve å farge med den, så i går tok jeg med meg saks og kurv og samlet en god haug med planter, både blomster, blader og stilk. 


On my walks I have noticed that a lot of rumex longifolius, or northern dock, grow along the roads around here.
There are so many wonderful and inspirational blogs out there to learn from, and that rumex longifolius is a dye plant I have learned from Kristin in Iceland's blog. She too dyes yarn with plant materials.
As there is so much rumex longifolius around here, I thought I would harvest some for a plant dye, and yesterday I brought a basket and scissors and harvested a good pile of plants, both flowers, leaves and stems.



Da fargebadet var ferdig så det ut som det skulle gi en slags olivengrønn farge, men da jeg tilsatte alun og la garnet i ble fargebadet knall gult...


The finished dyeing pot looked to give an olive green dye, but when adding alum and the wool yarn, the dye turned to a bright yellow colour...



Og det ble garnet også.

And that was also how the dyed yarn turned out.




Skikkelig stilig knallgult, veldig likt gulfargen man får av bjørkeblader.
Resultatet ble 150 gram garn farget med høymole.
Hva det skal bli av garnet har jeg ikke bestemt meg for enda, men noe skal det nok bli etterhvert :)


A nice bright yellow colour, rather similar to the colour you get from dyeing with birch leaves.
The result was 150 grams of yarn dyed from rumex longifolius .
I have not yet decided what to make from the yarn, but I will find good use of it eventually :)



Av garnet jeg farget med lav har jeg heklet lapper (pluss de grønne lappene som er heklet med rester av garn farget med johannesurt).
Jeg trenger mer garn for å gjøre ferdig dette prosjektet. Garnet farget med høymole blir for fargesterkt å kombinere med, men kanskje neste plantefarging gir resultat som passer inn :)


From the yarn dyed with lichen a little while ago I have made some crochet patches (and the green patched are from some left over yarn dyed with st. john's wort).
I need more yarn to finish this project. The yarn dyed with rumex longifolius is a little too bright to combine here I think, but I will plant dye more in summer and maybe a later result will go with these colours :)


9 comments:

mary lena said...

WOW ! What a beautiful yellow ! Love it :) will try it...

datacreata said...

What a lovely bright colour and from dock too, amazing!

Gentiana nivalis said...

Det var artig! Naturfarga garn gir utrolig flotte farger. Artig islandsk blogg du henviste til også med masse flotte islandske garnoppskrifter!

Anne said...

Gorgeous colour and who would have thought you could achieve it from the common dock plant? I once grew an ornamental dock plant it was called (I think) rumex sanguineous or bloody dock.It was quite pretty and not too invasive.

Kristín Hrund said...

I´m so glad that I inspired you to try this out... and what a wonderful colour you got! If you wash it with water mixed up with a little bit of salmiak spiritus the colour turnes into an extreamly yellow colour! :-)

I love the green colour of your John Wort´s-yarn. We don´t have that in Iceland :-)

karisma said...

So lovely! I get this very happy feeling seeing the freshly picked plants and then seeing the beautiful dyed yarn at the end. One day I would love to try this. I have never tried dying and last year I had so much Tansy it would have been perfect. Oh well, maybe one day. Can't wait to see what you create with your gorgeous new yarn. Hugs xoxox

A wondering star said...

Fantastisk!

Du er så dyktig.
Fargen er i samsvar med naturen!
Takk for deling av din kunnskap!:)
Ha en fin ny uke.
klem

odarka said...

It's very interesting. The result was such a beautiful color. I also try this method. Have a nice week.

Ingvild said...

Stilig! Og så fine lapper!

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