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Natural Dyeing Workshop, Part 2: The Results

Day 1 results from left to right:

  • silver gray: misc evergreens (juniper, pine, fir), post-mordanted with ferrous sulfate

  • dark greenish grey: nettle (Urtica dioica), post-mordanted with ferrous sulfate (beige space-dyed base yarn)

  • coral red: bloodred (Cortinarius sanguineus) and surprise webcaps (Cortinarius semisanguineus)

  • purple: Aronia berries (Aronia mitschurinii), citric acid added for the last 15 minutes to improve colorfastness

  • darker yellow: tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), flowers and leaves

  • sunny yellow: rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) leaves

Day 2 results from left to right (front row):

  • Strong yellow: yellow onion skin (Allum cepa)

  • Light coral/pink: bloodred and surprise webcaps, first post dye

  • Olive green: red onion skin

  • Grayish green: a mixture of all sorts of leaves (tree leaves, clover etc) on gray base yarn

  • Yellow: marsh labrador tea (Rhododendron tomentosum) and lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) leaves

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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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