Dyeing yarn with plants

My first attempt at botanical dyeing was a flop, though fun.


This wool yarn is holding the color, but probably only because I haven’t rinsed it! Since I avoid washing wool items, a finished project from this yarn might please me, but most people eventually do wash (even wool). Guess I better take a deep breath and rinse. Any predictions?

black beans

I’d read that I wouldn’t need a mordant with avocado, and hoped that the internet was right about that, since I didn’t want to mess around with potentially poisonous metal. As so often happens, saving time in the short time means spending even more total time on a project, since I’ll have to do it at least twice!

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