Monday, May 03, 2010

List of vegetables for dyeing

I learnt how to dye yarn recently and I'm hooked. I have so many skeins of yarn that need 'colour therapy' . I have been looking a bit more into this dyeing business, I found a list of vegetables with the possible colors one can get from them. Its wonderful being able to use stuff in the larder and fridge.No food stuff will be safe. I'm off to experiment!!!

So here:
Light Purple: small quantity of grape juice
Violet blue: red onions skins
Blue: Canned blueberries, red cabage, purple grape juice
Green: spinach, grass
Yellow: orange or lemon peels, carrot tops, ground cumin, ground tumeric
Brown: strong coffee
Orange: yellow onion skins
Pink: beets, cranberries
Red: lots of red onions skins
And then I found another list of possible dyers .
Marigold flowers
Tansy flowers
Dahlia flowers
Apple leaves
Oak leaves
Crushed pomegranates
Onion skins
Corn husks