Purls and Knit

Musings from an Environmental Engineer who tends to be full of knit.

Mordants and Onion Dye November 10, 2009

Filed under: Fiber Working,Yarn and Dyeing — knitbee @ 4:47 pm

I have been experimenting with some natural dyes. I have done coffee, walnuts, onion peels, etc.  I have not needed to work with mordants until now due to the color fastness of these dyes. I had three skeins of merino burning a hole in my yarn closet so I busted them out to get dyed with the onion peels that I have been accumulating for the last month. They are still soaking overnight but here is a picture of the dyes with their respective mordants.

Dye+Mordants

I will post pictures when the yarn is done 🙂

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