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Topic: Natural (and un-natural) Dyed Rovings  (Read 1491 times)
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« on: September 10, 2010 02:24:34 PM »

Just a couple rovings I've been working on these last few weeks.

The first is yellow onion dye with vinegar mordant and Faulkland wool:



Which is spinning into this:



Next, the rest of the onion dye with Goldenrod flowers added and alum mordant



And the resulting roving:



Then I punched up the color on a couple of skeins of roving by adding red & orange acid dyes:




On to some acid dyed roving:

"Cabin Fever"


"Flower Power"


"SummerFire"
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010 12:42:56 PM »

The more I look at that onion-dyed roving, the more I like it.  The variation in the colors is amazing, yet so subtle.  I'll be it's  a lot of fun to spin.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010 05:19:01 PM »

nikschaf, the resulting yarn of the onion dyed roving is fabulous!!  I 2-plied it this week and it is one that will not be available for the public.

I have red onion skins in the dye pot for this week.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010 05:13:24 AM »

Wow, this is a lot of dyeing!  I love the natural dyes, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!
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