23 June 2010

solar dyeing // morus alba : results

I left the solar dyeing (with white mulberries / morus alba) for a week (only, you may think) and decided to rince it yesterday. It did smell strong, as usual. There was no mold apparently, thanks to the candle wax, but boy it did stink. (a bit like roquefort cheese, phew LOL) Once rinced, it didn't smell at all, but a vetegal normal smell. I had mordanted a small piece of silk, a small piece of (white) linen & a small length of (white) cotton crochet lace.

solar dyeing with morus alba / white mulberry // results

solar dyeing with morus alba / white mulberry // results

solar dyeing with morus alba / white mulberry // results

solar dyeing with morus alba / white mulberry // results

I'm not good at giving colors a name, or at finding the right name for the right color, so I'll simply say it's a greyish, blueish, aqua-ish green, that I really really love.

the result is such (for me) that I CAN NOT wait to try other kinds of berries, this summer, whenever it will be possible. It will be impossible in July as we'll be away half of it, but I hope August will bring many opportunities of dyeing !

happy summer everyone, happy dyeing and thanks for stopping by !

3 comments:

  1. I love the effects you achieved. Sonia, have you tried dyeing with avocado skins?

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