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International DIP Day

Photos from the first International Dye in Public (DIP) Day event on September 2, 2011. We tried contact dyeing with natural dyes: cochineal, madder root, buckthorn bark, logwood, and yellow and red onion skins.

Wet, pre-mordanted yarn (with alum) was placed in a small ziploc bag with the dyestuffs, smushed around with a small amount of water, and then sealed airtight to prevent molding. Store in room temperature for up to 2 weeks, then rinse and hang to dry.

My samples are still developing. :) I’m curious to find out what comes of them! Hopefully not mold…

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Susanna Winter is a knitwear designer, creating timeless and elegant pieces with clean lines. She has been knitting for over 20 years, knit blogging since 2007, and designing knitting patterns professionally since 2016.

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