Saturday, 3 November 2012


 Wool dyed with dyers chamomile (anthemis tinctoria), soaking in water.

 The same wool added to the slightly pongy black bean dye bath (black turtle beans soaked in cold water out in the garage for several days),

 The same wool after soaking for another couple of days out in the garage.

The same wool after washing and drying. It's green! Really green!

 The same wool shown with my previous Best Green, the drab one - photo taken with a flash.

For days after this I was waving the wool under the noses of my family saying 'Look at that! It's green!' That's how pleased I am!


Mrs. Micawber said...

And a lovely green too. What will you make with it?

andamento said...

It looks lovely, I love greens. Is it colourfast?

Peeriemoot said...

Thank you both :-). I don't know what I'll do with it yet. It's wash-fast but black bean dyes are said not to be particularly light-fast so I'll be cautious and will be using the green and the previous blues in indoor projects. I have enough of my own dyed wool now to do some fun colourwork!

ewenique said...

I'd have done the exact same thing :-)