The green kidsilk haze was from the container with the tiny amount of woodash and the lavender was from the container with the vinegar.
Jo and I had both learnt to do this from the Eco Colour Workshop that we attended a few months ago, with India Flint. Jo has been regularly honing her skills and experimenting with colour and different plants and producing some wonderful results especially with lengths of silks.
I have not been so productive, but am well and truly hooked now, especially with all this Spring growth in the garden.
There was a storm yesterday and rain poured down continuously. It was the perfect day for creating lots of steamy, smelly dyepots. Jo arrived with a stove top, large dyepots and stirring spoons and I went outside and collected a mix of diffferent plants from the garden. I chose wallflowers, buddlia, red silverbeet and oxalis flowers (of which I had plenty...how pleased I was that I hadn't weeded them all away last week.)
So we cooked up a marvellous brew and these are what I have to show today.
I have a pillowcase stuffed full of three and four ply baby wool, all in typical baby wool colours...you know don't you...aqua, lemon, pink and blue and white and I am going to redye all of them using these plant dyes.
Cheerio for now, I am off to stock up on purple pansy seeds !