March 10, 2011

Will It Be All Yellow?

Back in her art college years, Mom suffered a disappointing textile dying experience which convinced her that most or all natural dyes result in puky shades of yellow.

So when I decided to try taking my natural fiber ribbons one step further to naturally dyed natural fiber ribbons (these things do snow ball, don't they?), she was skeptical. Naturally.

The awesome and authoritative Jenny Dean suggests this apple bark will yield an orangey hue after a good week's worth of soaking. So far, the water just looks yellow. But I retain faith! More on this in a week or so . . .

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