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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Onion Skins and Pokeberries
Glad I experienced dyeing with pokeberries, but never again. what a mess.....the color of the fabric after the bundles were undone was fabulous but after drying, ironing and washing, much of the vibrant color was gone. The onion skins, on the other hand turned out well. I put some vinegar in the water with the onion skins and added the fabric. All that simmered for about an hour and was left in the pot overnight. The silk turned out the best---it always does. Wish I had added some wool, but I forgot. Will definitely do the onion skins again. Here are some photos of before and after.
If anyone has had experience with dyeing with pokeberries, I'd love to hear about it.
Pokeberries, bundles, fabric simmering in onion skins