Sunday, May 14, 2017

Solar Yarn Dyeing Experiment Part 2!

After two plus weeks of soaking in the dye baths, the true colors of my dye experiment were finally revealed!

I was blown away by the gorgeous colors! The cochineal is a stunning magenta, the red onion skins a beautiful burnt orange, the turmeric and orange peel an almost florescent yellow, the red cabbage with vinegar is a pretty lavender, the pomegranate skins, are rich gold and sand colors, the mint gave the yarn a slight green tint, and the red cabbage with baking soda turned the yarn an amazing blueberry color!

I am planning to make a weaving with the mint, pomegranate, and onion skin dyed yarns. Some sort of dip dyed effect. It will be extra satisfying since I started from the ground up with the solar dyeing!

I think it was a great success and I can't wait to start my next batch with , beetroot, walnut powder, avocado, berries, grapes, henna, and strawberry tops. I will will report back with my progress!

Now I am off to create with my new colorful yarn!


  1. There's no way to even predict how the color might turn out, but you got some great ones there. Love them all!

  2. Thank you, Tammy! It was so thrilling to open each jar and discover the beautiful colors!

  3. great colours, interesting project