Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Just before we went up north I did another quick elderberry dye, and this time let it stay pink. Pretty, isn't it? It's a bit paler in real life but nice nevertheless. I tried an acid (vinegar) modifier but to be honest I don't think it made much difference to the colour. It was still damp and smelling faintly of vinegar when we set off up the A9 so I took it with me and dried it at my parents' house. I just had a sniff to see if it still smells vinegary but it just smells of their house! Isn't it odd how houses have a distinct smell? I dread to think knows what ours smells of...

Here's the elderberry pink with the elderberry green from a few weeks ago:

Ah serene!

I was out for a walk yesterday, getting more blackberries for the crumble, and saw lots of serene muted shades, like this:

and this:

and then:

Woah! Colour!


Anonymous said...

That's such a lovely pink!

Peeriemoot said...

Isn't it! I must dig out the blackberry-dyed yarn I did a while back and see how it compares for pinkness :-D.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Love those colours that the elderberry produced - really lovely.

Pomona said...

Those are such beautiful colours of yarn - really soft tones, and they look so good together.

Pomona x

Peeriemoot said...

Thanks Sweetpeas and Pomona! I'm really pleased with how they turned out. I really must get round to knitting with them now!