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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Autumn dyes - part 1.

Plantefargingsesongen begynner å gå mot slutten nå.
To av de siste fargingene jeg har gjort er med hhv tagetesblomster og georgineblomster.


The natural dye season is now beginning to come to an end.
Two of the latest dyes I did were from marigolds and dahlias.



Mine egne tagetes er heller slunkne nå, men moren min har noen prakteksemplarer i blomst enda, og jeg fikk lov å plukke i hagen hennes. Jeg plukket både gule og oransje tagetesblomster. 
I hagen til moren min plukket jeg også georgineblomstene, en liten blanding av gule, oransje og røde blomsterhoder. Utifra det jeg hadde lest inneholder georginer sterkt fargestoff, og man skal ikke trenge noen stor mengde blomster for å få bra farge.

Jeg var spent på utfallet av fargingene, og resultatene fra begge fargingene ble virkelig fargesterkt og bra :)
Tagetes ga kraftig gul (høyre, bildet under) og georgineblomstene ga knall oransje (venstre, bildet under).
Jeg vet ikke noe om lysfastheten på fargene fra disse blomstene, håper de holder. 


The marigolds in my garden are rather gloomy by now, but as my mother has some gorgeous ones that are still blooming beautifully she said I could pick flowers in her garden. I picked both yellow and orange marigolds. 
The dahlia flowers were also picked in my mother's garden, they were a small amount of yellow, orange and red flower heads. From what I had read dahlias contain a strong colour agent, and there is no need for a huge amount of flower heads to get a good dye.

I was curious about how the dyes would turn out, and both dyes resulted in nice and bright colours :)
Marigolds dyed a strong yellow (right, photo below) and the dahlias dyed bright orange (left, photo below).
I do not know how light fast these colours are, hopefully they will last.





I tillegg tenkte jeg å gjøre et siste forsøk på å plantefarge flerfarget garn, så mens jeg var i gang med blomster og fargebad passet jeg samtidig på å stikke deler av noen garnhesper i fargebadene.


I have also been thinking about making one more try at dyeing multicoloured wool, so while I was working with flowers and dye pots I also added some skeins partly into the dye baths.



En grå og fem hvite hesper, delvis farget og delvis ufarget.
Fire er farget med både tagetes og georginer, en bare med tagetes og en bare med georginer.
(Fortsettelse følger...)


One grey and five white skeins partly dyed and partly undyed.
Four of them partly dyed with both marigolds and dahlias, one with only marigolds and one with only dahlias.
(To be continued...)

6 comments:

Dc said...

Fantastic colours. I didn't have a single marigold this year despite scattering the seeds all over the place.

Birgit Olann said...

The colours you have achieved are so brillant! Really bright orange tones. I have read, that the dyeing with dahlias are good lightfast, but don't know about mariegold. My dahlias are still waiting in the friedige and I hope they will dye as well as fresh flowers.
Best wishes
Birgit

A wondering star said...


Garnet ble så fint farget!
Ante ikke at Tagetes kunne brukes til farging.
Min favorittjakke er i okergult.
Det er kjøligere kvelder nå, jeg har ullsokker på.
Ha en fin kveld!
klem

seijastiina said...

Lovely corols ♥
I like this.

earthenmagic said...

...mmmmmMmmm! ~ thee doth be most the splendid paint pot pixie!...

RosendameGallica said...

Such warm bright colours! I never dies with Dahlia and marygold(except a very little experiment) but hope to do it next year.

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