ah - at last the photographs of the natural dying project
and the jewellery I have been making from copper wire.
Red onion skins:
give such a beautiful array of reds - I dipped some left over cream wool into this for a fair -isle knitting project I have in mind - and these strips of dyed calico have been cut into squares, then triangles and now sewn together in a long patchwork band - in preparation for trimming the tunic that is drying on the line in the miraculous sun!
Yellow onion skins:
give so many different shades of gold and copper that I couldn't resist pairing the fabric with the earrings, bracelet and ring that I made - soon to be in the shop. I have also dipped some wool samples into the dye - and was fascinated to watch how the dye was absorbed from the liquid, leaving the dye liquid almost as thin and pale as water.
I know why I like this natural dying - it's like painting with nature - and its thrilling every single time - to see the results. I'm no expert, but love to follow those that are, and wait with anticipated breath for when tinctory returns to refill her shop with her wonderful creations - now this is art!