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Monday, June 3, 2013

Dandelion dye.

Nå begynner det å bli fargeplanter å finne ute, og i helga har jeg plantefarget litt igjen.
Akkurat nå er grøftekantene fulle av gule, blomstrende løvetann, og på lørdag plukket datteren min og jeg en stor haug med blomsterhoder av løvetann til farging.
Jeg har ikke farget med løvetann tidligere, men jeg regnet med at de skulle farge gult...


In nature the dye plants are popping up again. 
Right now there are blooming dandelion everywhere, something which I have been wanting to try out for a natural dye.

On Saturday my daughter and I went for a walk around the neighbourhood, picking flowerheads of dandelion for the dye pot.
This was my first time dyeing with dandelion, and I was guessing the result would be yellow... 





Og det gjorde de, en nydelig solgul farge, nesten akkurat som blomstene :)
Det er to typer garn; vanlig superwash ull, som tok sterkest farge, og et tykkere garn i ren ull som endte opp med en sartere farge.


And it was, a beautiful sunny yellow, almost similar to the dandelion flowers :)
There are two types of wool; regular superwash wool, which dyed bright yellow, and a thicker wool yarn, which dyed a softer light yellow.

18 comments:

November- symra said...

Virkelig lekre farger!

Nøve said...

Så nydelige farger! Ekte sommerfarge :)

Annuk said...

Both shades of yellow turned out amazing! Really sunny and happy!

karisma said...

Absolutely beautiful! <3

Mia said...

Så kul med maskros färgning. Fin gulfärg blev det. Nu frestar du mig igen, jag hade ju inte tänkt jag skulle färga så mycket i år...

A wondering star said...

Så nydelige gulfarger du fikk på garnet!
Du kan lage en bok om garnfarging.

Ha en fin uke!
klem

Elisabeth said...

Wow, this turned out beautifully! Both shades are lovely

Barbara said...

Such lovely sunny colours - perfect!

Marylene said...

Yeah! The dyeing season is open :)
I should start too !
Great yellows ! Strange how superwash yarn always takes more dyes.
Have a nice day Hilde

September Violets said...

These look great Hilde! I really like the bright yellow ... I'm surprised the superwash turns out brighter, I would've guessed the other way around. I wonder if you would get a soft green from just the dandelion leaves? Love your experimentations ;) Wendy

Yael said...

I would have never thought that you could get such a bright sunny yellow from the dandelions Hilde - all the beauty of them is in your wool now! :-)

Hanne Bente said...

Flot solgul garn du har lavet.....jeg kan rigtig godt lide det. Ønsker dig en god tirsdag:) Knus Hanne Bente

Ali said...

OOh skeins full of sunshine! Wonerful Hilde!
Ali x

Kristín Hrund said...

Beautiful, inspiring colors!

Hilde said...

Tusen takk for besøk og oppmuntrende kommentarer November-symra, Nøve, Mia, Jorunn og Hanne Bente :)

Thank you so much for your visits and lovely comments Anna, Karisma, Elisabeth, Barbara, Marylene, Wendy, Yael, Ali and Kristin :)

Red Rose. said...

You picked up many dandelions. Bright yellow and soft yellow, both of them are beautiful. There are a lot of dandelions flowering here too. I am thinking that I ?should try that?

Only one time, I dyed my silk scarf in yellow with dried brown skin of onions. That was beautiful too.
Enjoy your beautiful weekend!
Tomoko

earthenmagic said...

...just beautiful!...(O:

Hilde said...

Thank you, Tomoko :) I find natural dyeing fun and interesting, and it makes me connect closer to nature.
I think your silk scarf turned out beautiful dyed with onion skins.
Have a lovely new week :)

Thank you, Samantha :)

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