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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Autumn dyes - part 2.

Omtrent samtidig som jeg startet opp planter til fermentering i august satte jeg også et glass med blærelav, salmiakk og vann. Blærelaven plukket jeg i sommer da vi var på ferie ved kysten, der det vokste mengder av den på bergknausene.

I helga hadde krukken stått en drøy måned, og det var tid for å silte av laven og sette i gang med farging med det ferdige fargeuttrekket.

Blærelav inneholder sterk farge, så denne gang fylte jeg kjelen med så mye garn jeg fikk plass til om gangen.


Back in August, about the same time as I started up the fermentation dyes, I also bottled a jar of lichen (lasallia pustulata), ammonia and water. The lichen was picked earlier in summer when we were on vacation by the sea. There this lichen was growing everywhere on the cliffs.

The jar rested for over a month, and during last weekend I strained off the lichen and started a dye from the dye extract.

Lasallia pustulata contains a strong colour agent, so I decided to fill up the dye pot well with wool.



Første farging var med 200 gram garn pluss deler av fire av garnhespene som allerede var delvis farget med tagetes og dahlia.
I andre gangs farging la jeg i 250 gram garn og deler av de to siste flerfargede hespene.


Into the first dye I added 200g of wool plus four of those previously partly dyed skeins (from marigolds and dahlia).
Into the exhaust dye bath I added 250g of yarn and two previously partly dyed skeins.



Resultatet av fargingene med blærelav; 450 gram garn i nydelige rosafarger.
Den mørkeste garnhespen er farget på grått garn.
De to hespene helt til høyre er strømpegarn (80%ull og 20% nylon). Jeg var litt usikker på hvordan det ville ta fargen, men det fungerte bra :)


The results of the lasallia pustulata dyes; 450g of wool in gorgeous pink shades.
(The darkest coloured skein is dye on grey wool).
The two skeins to the right are sock wool (80% wool+20% nylon). I was a bit uncertain to how they would take the dye but it worked very well :)





Resultatet av det flerfargede garnet ble også ferdig samtidig, og det ble skikkelig fargesterkt. I forhold til mitt forrige forsøk på å farge flerfarget garn tidligere i sommer ble dette veldig bra!
Fargene er fra tagetes (gult), georginer (oransje) og blærelav (rosa).
Fargeovergangene ble også fine synes jeg.


The multicoloured skeins were finished at the same time, and those skeins turned out looking like an explotion of colours. Compared to my previous tries to dye multicoloured wool this went very well!
The shades of colours were achieved from marigolds (yellow), dahlias (orange) and lasallia pustulata lichen (pinks).
I think the parts where the colour changes turned out well too.



Jeg likte fargekombinasjonen godt, selv om den plantefargemessig sett egentlig er ganske kraftfull og utradisjonell.
Morsomt å farge flerfarget, det skal jeg gjøre mer neste sommer :)


I have to say I liked this combination of colours a lot, even though these are rather bright and untraditional shades for natural dyes .
It was fun dye multicoloured, and I will do more of that next summer :)



13 comments:

RosendameGallica said...

Oh, which wonderfull bright colours are this. I nevers heard about that lichen, but will look for it,
I like the multicolours the same as the violt/pinks.

Thans for that, Hilde

have a good evennig, wishes Anne

Dc said...

The lichen colour is fantastic but they all look good together, a bit like a summer garden in full flower!

Birgit Olann said...

I had immediately start looking for an image of this lichen. The color is gorgeous. Beautiful multi-colored woolen strands you have formed.
It almost looks a bit like summer...
Birgit

Mia said...

Ja du, fantastiska färger, igen. Du är verkligen blivit en mester i färgning :)

earthenmagic said...

...(O:

Jitka said...

Dear Birgit, the colors are beautiful!!! I like the multicolor skeins.

Hanne Bente said...

Hejsa Hilde
Jeg er vild med dit garn - du må da have "et større garnlager". Ha en god torsdag:) Knus!

Madara said...

O-la-la! I love multicolor the best! I would knit some crazy modern outfit from it! :D

lirosa said...

WOW sååå Fantastisk Flott!!
-nå blir det spennende å se hva du skal gjøre med alt dette herlige garnet.
FinFin dag ønskes deg:-)

Annuk said...

Oh, Hilde, these colors are AMAZING! I'm in love!!!!!

Barbara said...

These are the nicest yet - I would love something knitted in all those glorious colours.

Yael said...

I am almost speechless Hilde - all your laborious attempts are paying off gorgeously!

Ali said...

OOOh I LOVE your multi coloured dyed skeins Hilde - they are my fave colours - so bright! Hope to see them in a project sometime!
Do you sell your yarn and creations?
Ali x

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