vrijdag 14 maart 2008

dye experiment

So I was trying to dye some cross stitch fabric with natural sources this morning.

tea, dried marigold leaves, onion shells and walnut

the results are promising:

Although the marigold had very little effect. Next time I'll try boiling it on the stove, see if that works better.

4 opmerkingen:

Kees zei

heb je het wel eerst gebeitst?

Marion zei

@ Kees: neuh.. gewoon mengsel gemaakt, lapjes erin en gewacht... :D

Kees zei

door het beitsen gaan de haarschubben openstaan waardoor de verf beter houdt. met plantaardige verven moet je bijna altijd vooraf beitsen.

EnnaVic zei

You got a darker colour with the tea than we did when we used it last year - I think the tights we were emergency dying were not very colour absorbent :)