Posts Tagged ‘natural dyeing’

More dyeing

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I dyed some more yarn today, using black beans again. When I cooked the beans afterwards, the water boiled over. This is what the stove looks like now, kind of pretty, no?

Dyeing yarn with black beans

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

cotton yarn dyed with black beans

A couple of weeks ago I dyed some yarn with black beans. The results are above, a lovely silver-blue-grey colour which changes slightly depending on what’s around it and the light. (I didn’t tie my hank very well so that pile of yarn in the background is waiting to be untangled.)

My dyeing process, which I cobbled together from many places, is below, along with some links to general info on natural dyeing.

This is what the yarn looked like before: