Saturday, 31 May 2014
The pale green colour is my first attempt at dyeing woollen yarn from plants. This is horsetail which is an ancient plant but a pernicious weed in this area. No mordant was used.
I have also tried dyeing with lichens from an old tree branch which we removed from a tree in the garden, results were disappointing. However the synthetic net bag that I put the lichens in has come out a beautiful bright yellow. I wouldn't normally dye with lichens but these would have been burnt otherwise.