Recently I thought I might try
using some of our Logan Berry juice from last Summer
(we still have some of our own stewed frozen berries that we grew
and picked about 5months ago)
to dye a few bits of lace and cotton that I was wanting to use
in a new book which is now almost finished.
So here is what they looked like boiling in a stainless steel
pot on top of our slow combustion stove.
I poured off about 1/4 cup of the juice from the stewed berries,
then added this to a cup of water and boiled these
bits of cloth and lace pieces
for approx. 30 mins.
Because I was wanting to achieve a less bright and more muddy
colour I decided to add a few sprinkles of Dylon black
to the liquid.
I was quite happy with this colour
but still playing I then popped the pieces into a pot
of diluted Parisian Essence.
My preference would have definitely been to use the
eco-dyeing method but time did not permit me
to experiment this time.
I was quite happy with these results!
A potpourri of of altered shades of Loganberries and
this is how they are starting to look in combination with
other shades and colours in my new book.
which I will share in my new journal soon!
Yeah the sun is shining and the air is starting to warm up again
as Spring is waking up here. I hope you are having some
lovely weather still where you are too!