Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Botancial Dyes again
The hollyhock silk scarf changed with washing! I'll need to check out the ph of the Bronner's soap!
Here is what happened with the textured silk scarf/shawl that I redyed with sunflowers, marigolds, some hollyhocks and the daylilies can still be seen a little as blue. I used alum to set the color with this one.
Will had some molded hollyhocks so I boiled them up and got the brown at the bottom of the scarf....this is where they dye bath penetrated. I think it would have looked nice all the way through. You can see where the strings were that I tied it to the pvc pipe....they resisted as did some of the willow leaves.