|1 Dandelion, silk noil, silk and wool mix yarn|
|2 Cushion, old linen and hand stitch|
|3 Silk noil, from left wool, silk, wool and silk mix yarns|
|4 Silk noil, from left wool, wool and silk mix, silk yarn|
|5 Silk noil, from left wool, silk and wool mix, silk yarn|
Images 3, 4, 5, are all experiments using Logwood powder, a little goes a long way so I still have loads left. I probably wouldn't buy it again as I understand that the whole tree has to be cut down to obtain the dye but it does yield some lovely colours. Apparently it is slightly fugitive as well. All cooked in a stainless steel pan.
3 All of these had been previously dyed with rust and bark, the wool yarn on the left being the resulting colour, the rest were over dyed with the logwood and came out these lovely blues.
4 Logwood cooked for an hour and then left overnight in the pan, love these colours.
5 Using the left over dye with copper added, supposed to bring out the blues which it sort of has, it turned the dye into a very nasty looking soup.
I will have another go soon to try and get some lighter fresher colours.