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Monday, May 13, 2013

Lasallia pustulata dye - the result.

For en måned siden plukket jeg blærelav (Lasallia pustulata) for å lage en fargeekstrakt til å farge garn med, se tidligere bloggpost her. Da krukken med blærelav, vann og salmiakk hadde stått og trekt i en måned, skulle den være klar til siling og farging.

I helga silte jeg fargekstrakten, og gjorde klar til farging. Jeg var veldig spent på om den ville gi rosa farge som jeg håpet på.


A month ago I picked lichen (Lasallia pustulata) to make a dye extract for dyeing wool, see previous  blog post here. The lichen dye extract needed to rest for a month to extract the dye, and then it should be ready to be sieved and used for dyeing.

During the weekend I sieved off the lichen and prepared the dye pot, and I was very eager to see whether the final result would be the pinkish colour that I was hoping for.




Fargeekstrakten så rødaktig ut.

The sieved dye extract looked redish.


Jeg fylte opp kjelen med vann og tilsatte to garnhesper, og det så absolutt ut til å bli rosa eller lillaaktig.
Garnet til venstre er superwash-ull og det til høyre er vanlig ullgarn. Som vanlig tar de farge litt forskjellig.


I added more water to the pot and dipped the wool skeins into the dye extract. It definately looked to be pinkish or purplish.
The skein to the left is superwash-wool and the one to the right is regular wool yarn. As always they dye a little differently.


Fargegryta ble varmet opp til 90 grader og trakk i en time på ovnen. 
Fargeekstrakt av blærelav viste seg å være sterk, og det gikk å farge i den tre ganger. I hver farging la jeg i både superwash-ull og vanlig ullgarn, og fikk farget tilsammen 350 gram garn.

Resultatet ble flere ulike rosa nyanser, alle sammen helt nydelige.
For et fantastisk resultat :)
Det luktet fryktelig salmiakk under fargingene, men med et slikt resultat kommer jeg garanter til å gjenta farging med blærelav.


The dye pot was heated to 90 degrees C and simmered on the stove for an hour.
The Lasallia pustulata dye extract showed to be colour strong, and I was able to use the exhaust dye bath twice. I continued to add both superwash wool and regular wool in each dye, dyeing alltogether 350 grams of yarn.

The final result did turn out to be several shades of pink, all of them absolutely gorgeous!
What a beautiful result :)
The dye pot smelt terribly of ammonia, but with such an amazing result I will definately do more natural dyes from Lasallia pustulata lichen.




Jeg er mest fornøyd med hvordan det vanlige ullgarnet tok farge. Superwash-ullgarnet farget litt ujevnt/skjoldete.
Synes de mørkeste fargene var helt spesielle og nydelige, men fargetonene fra farging to og tre er også fine. Selv om de er lysere ser de på ingen måte blasse ut.


I am most happy with how the reguar wool dyed! In comparison the superwash-wool dyed a bit unevenly.
Those dark pink tones are unique and beautiful. The exhaust dye bath pinks are very pretty too. Despite the lighter colours they did not turn out looking faded in any way.




Fire hesper med superwash-ull til venstre og tre hesper med ullgarn til høyre.


Four skeins of superwash-wool to the left and three skeins of regular wool to the right.

20 comments:

Annuk said...

It's amazing how you make your own dyed wool! The tones are so beautiful! And I love the fact that you use natural dyes... and the lovely way you photograph your wool in a natural setting!
Hugs from the Alps :)

earthenmagic said...

...way beautiful! ~ blessed be!...(O:

karisma said...

Beautiful as usual. You are so clever. (((HUGS)))

Yael said...

I am so amazed by you Hilde - how you always find new material from the woods and meadows and gardens to dye your wool! The shades of pink really came out of the dye pot beautifully again this time.
I wonder, does the wool keep its color after washing again and again the knitted and crocheted projects you make from them? (I still did not wash my bag, so I can't say.)
Have a lovely day! :-)

Hanne Bente said...

Flotte farver dit garn har fået. Ønsker dig en god tirsdag:) Knus Hanne Bente

ElseT said...

For ein fargerik hobby. Dette såg verkelg interssant og spennade ut. Nydelege fargar!

Country Maison (Eva) said...

WOW !!! This is amazing. . . you can be proud of it, I love the colors and the different shades that came out !!!
What an amazing result !!

Have you a project for it yet ??

xEva

Barbara said...

Dear Hilde, I was wondering how they would turn out – what can I say – beautiful! Such lovely colours.

lirosa said...

NYdelig, rett og slett vakkert er det:-)

Ali said...

OOOh what amazing colours Hilde - and all from fairly unattractive beginnings - although I'm sure fellow plants would consider lichen attractive!!
Love all the tones from one source!
Your patience certainly paid off!
Ali x

Ansku said...

Those colors are beautiful! I wish I had a place somewhere for dyeing; I just love all the natural colors.

You have a lovely blog, I will take a better look around some day. :)

Emelie Viklund Hermansson said...

Oj vilka snygga färger!! Hoppas vi får se vad du gör med garnet så småningom :) Ha det fint! :)

Elli said...

Ciao
Passa da me ... io ho un premio per te :-)
Bye, bye Elli

Hilde said...

Thank you Anna, Samantha and Karisma :)

Yael: From what I have seen so far the natural colours keep surprisingly well. I really don't wash wool that often (unless there are stains of course). The only change of colour I have had so far are the wool dyed with oak leaves which turned brown during felting.
However I do think that some natural colour will fade a little or turn more yellowish in time.

Takk Hanne Bente og Else :)

Hilde said...

Thank you, Eva :) I haven't yet decided for a project with the yarn, but I am thinking that some of it might be used for another granny square bag.

Thank you Barbara and Ali :)

Takk Edel og Emelie :) Når garnet blir brukt til noe skal jeg vise det frem.

Thank you, Ansku, and welcome to my blog :) So nice to meet you. Just have a look around whenever you want, hope you find something you like.

Thank you, Ellie, I'll come by your blog :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm not talented at all, but just wanted to drop by to say that your colors are absolutely incredible and I am in awe of how you make them!

Ann-Sofie said...

Det blev ju väldigt snygga färger. Har man bara tålamod nog så kan man göra så fint garn.
Grattis!

Gentiana nivalis said...

Hei, dette var vakkert! Jeg har tenkt på deg i det siste og garnfarginga di. Har lagra tidligere blogginnlegg om det. Denne må også lagres. Jeg skal forsøke en gang jeg også!

Yael said...

Thank you Hilde! :-)

Nøve said...

Fantastisk!

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