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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekend dyes.



Som dere ser har jeg plantefarget litt igjen i helga :)
Da jeg høstet rabarbra for å lage rabarbrakake brukte jeg bladene og skrellet til plantefarging. Jeg har også plukket burot og eikeblader i utkanten av hagen og plantefarget med.


As you can see I have been doing some natural dyeing this weekend :)
When harvesting rhubarb for a cake I put the leaves and peel in the dye pot. I have also dyed wool with mugwort and oak leaves picked in the outskirts of my garden.



Resultatene; rabarbra (øverst v.), burot (øverst h.) og eikeblader (nederst).

Jeg var spent på eikebladene. I fjor farget jeg mange ganger med eikeblader, og fikk frem nydelige lilla og gammelrosa farger. Denne gang ble garnet gult... Litt skuffende, og litt overraskende, så jeg må nok eksperimentere litt med farging med eikeblader utover sommeren for å se om jeg kan få frem andre eller flere farger.


The results; rhubarb leaves (upper left), mugwort (upper right) and oak leaves (bottom).

I was curious how the oak leaves dye would turn out. Last summer I did several dyes with oak leaves, which back then dyed the yarn in beautiful purple and pinkish shades. Now the yarn dyed plain yellow... A little disappointing, and surprising as well. This definately means I will be experimenting a little with oak leaves dyes throughout the summer to see whether I will be able to achieve different or more shades.


Alt garnet sammen, denne gangen også superwash-garn og tykt ullgarn.


All the wool toghether. This time also superwash wool and a chunky pure wool yarn.


Superwash-garnet.

The superwash wool.



Og det tykke ullgarnet.
Jeg liker dette garnet,  og de sarte og duse fargene som kommer frem når det farges med planter. Jeg har liggende mange nøster av samme garn som skal plantefarges i sommer, og når alt er ferdig farget tenker jeg å hekle et teppe av det.


And the chunky pure wool.
I really like this soft and thick wool, and the soft shades achieved from the natural dyes. I have quite a lot more of this yarn for natural dyes this summer, and when all is dyed up my plan is to use it to crochet a lovely warm and cozy winter blanket.

17 comments:

Ali said...

Such subtle colours Hilde, fun to find out what the dye-pot delivers! Great to hear you'll be crocheting a winter blanket - the wool looks so soft and you can think back to sunny warm days when you are tucked up underneath!
Ali x

earthenmagic said...

...(O:

A wondering star said...

Nydelige farger!
Naturen har et stort og variert utvalg av planter til farging, og du er meget dyktig til å bruke dem! Garnet er så dempet og behagelige.
Jeg elsker fargene!
Ha en fin ny uke!
klem

Anne said...

I love how you manage to get such wonderful muted colours from natural things.Brilliant Hilde!

Hanne Bente said...

WAU - hvor nogle flotte farver.....Hilde, du må da have et mindre garnlager ( smiler)
Ønsker dig en god dag / god ny uge:) Knus Hanne Bente

September Violets said...

Another beautiful set of dyed yarns. Interesting what happened with the oak dye. I never would've thought you'd get pinks from green leaves. I love the experimenting you do :) Wendy

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your natural dyed yarn is beautiful. Hugs Judy

Hilde said...

Thank you for your lovely words Ali, Samantha and Anne :)

Takk for koselige ord Jorunn og Hanne Bente :)

Thank you for your lovely comments Wendy and Judy :)

Wishing you all a wonderful new week!

marylene said...

Wonderful!
OK, I'll definitely will try mugwort this year :)
Thank you for sharing :)

Mia said...

Vilka fina färger du fick fram, överraskad av dina ekblad! Ser ut som mitt resultat.. Burrot har fin grönfärg men jag har lovat mig att inte färga så mycket i år, får se hur länge det håller... Kan ju lägga några blad på glas ?
Usch ja, just nu räcker inte tiden till allt man vill, men det gör den väl aldrig..
Ha det gott :)

En helt uvanlig hverdag said...

Så flotte farger det blir.

Ha en fin dag!!

Helle / A Spoonful of Crafts said...

Hold da op en skøn blog, du har. Er vild med det hele! Ha, ha.

Jeg følger nu din blog via GFC.

Ha' en dejlig dag ...

Barbara said...

I had no idea you could use so many different plant materials to make dye. I hope you will show us pictures of your blanket once it's made.

Hilde said...

Thank you, Marylene :) Mugwort really is a magical plant, and works nicely for dyeing. Enjoy the dyeing season, I can't wait to see the results of your dyes this summer.

Takk Mia :) Jeg hadde ikke tenkt å plantefarge så mye i sommer egentlig, men det er jo så morsomt når man kommer igang :)

Takk En helt uvanlig hverdag :) Ha en fortsatt fin kveld.

Takk for koselig kommentar, Helle, og velkommen skal du være :)

Thank you Barbara, and I will :)

Natas Nest said...

Super! So wonderful natural colors :-))

Hilde said...

Thank you, Nata :)

Edda Soffía said...

Wow Hilde, that looks like fun to do. I know someone here in Iceland that does that but have never tried it myself, but maybe someday I will do that.
Hilse Edda Soffia

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