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Virtual Dye Day - Buddleia results


As much as I love vibrant brash colour ways, I am in love with these skeins. How do I convince Di that they belong in my stash?


Again the use of different mordants and wools changes the end result.


Di said "These skeins were dyed with Buddleia flowers. The lighter gold one in the middle (actually a pretty yellow) and the light green one were mordanted with alum and the others were mordanted with rhubarb leaves. Again there is a huge difference in how the wools take up the dye and the rhubarb gives more mustard shades. The light green was obtained by soaking that skein in the used cold dye bath for about 8 hours and then it was heated in an iron water bath."