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« on: November 02, 2016 12:50:25 PM »

A friend invited me over to dye some wool yarn with her using pokeberries she'd collected in the wild. It was messy, it was smelly, it was awesome!

Here are the wasted berries after extracting colour in a vinegar and hot water simmer.


Beautiful, beautiful, vibrant colour. Just incredible!


Another batch is being fermented inside a pumpkin for 5 days, I'll have to wait to see how that turns out.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016 12:56:37 PM »

This looks like gobs of fun! And I can't wait to see how the pumpkin fermentation goes. I've never seen/heard of this before!  Yay!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016 01:17:27 PM »

Fermented in a pumpkin?!??!?! Shocked 
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016 01:43:20 PM »

Oh, we have pokeberries in our backyard that I never know what to do with. This is very inspirational and giving me all sorts of ideas!

What's the purpose of using the pumpkin for fermentation?
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016 02:09:53 PM »

The pumpkin ferment will be a different colour, more orangey pinky brown I think. All depends on the alchemy of that specific batch. It's so cool, isn't it?

Pokeberries are poisonous so avoid using your cooking utensils and such. What a colour though, totally worth setting up a yard stove or something. Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016 03:09:48 PM »

That's an amazing color to gain from berries!
I never heard of the fermenting technique. I too wonder what the color will look like.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016 03:53:48 AM »

Wow, I was not expecting such a bright colour - it looks wonderful!

Take a look around yard sales, or even sales at the big box stores now for "turkey deepfrying" set ups - it's a flat propane burner and sometimes comes with a pot too.  I got one for Jim for cooking his <gawdawful> pork hock concoction in pea soup <it smells and looks like something I have emptied from drainage bags at work> outside.  Not too expensive (ours was the burner unit only I think) and great for cooking outside - BUT has an open flame as it is propane.  We use it for big batch corn for parties, have deep fried a turkey with it, but it would take a nice large pot for dyeing too.
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016 12:15:52 PM »

Wow; Pokeberries have made the yarn a wonderful color! It will be interesting to see the outcome of the yarn in the fermenting pumpkin.  I love this post. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016 08:35:38 PM »

The ferment turned out nearly the same shade. Not enough juicy pumpkin guts I'm told Cheesy.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2016 08:42:49 PM »

The ferment turned out nearly the same shade. Not enough juicy pumpkin guts I'm told Cheesy.


Boooooooo. But thanks for the update!
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