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Monday, August 13, 2012

Dyeing with plant materials.

Det er gått en liten stund siden jeg la ut bilder fra plantefarging. Nå har jeg samlet opp litt og kan ta mye garn på en gang.
Det er fortsatt mange fargeplanter å finne ute i naturen, så jeg er ikke ferdig med årets farginger enda, og jeg har også tenkt å farge noe av det hvite håndspunne garnet fra markedet.

Her er resultatene de siste fargingene jeg har gjort.


It has been a little while since I posted photos of plant dyeing, but that does not mean I haven't done any. I just decided to show more at the same time.
I plan to do more plant dyes, as there are still several dye plants to find in nature. And I also want to dye the white hand spun wool yarn I bought at the market in the weekend.

Here are the results from my latest dyes. 



På bildene under kommer garnet i samme rekkefølge som på øverste bilde.

The photos below show the yarn in the same order as in the first photo.



Farget med johannesurt (venstre) og johannesurt+kobbersulfat (høyre).

Dyed with st.john's wort (left) and st.john's wort + copper (right).



Farget med lawsonsypress+jernsulfat+potaske (og denne kombinasjonen var ikke planlagt).
Jeg ville gjerne få frem den nydelige brune fargen Mia fikk da hun farget med lawsonsypress, men hos meg ble fargen knallgul. Så jeg tilsatte jern for å dra fargen over i brunt, men ingenting skjedde. Så da tilsatte jeg potaske bare for å se om det endret fargen. Det gjorde det, for vannet ble helt svart, og resultatet ble altså denne mørkegrønne fargen.

Dyed with Lawson cypress + iron +  potash (and this was not a planned combination).
My goal was to produce the same beautiful brown colour that Mia achieved when dyeing with Lawson cypress, but my wool dyed bright yellow. So I added some iron, hoping it would turn to brownish, but nothing changed. Then I added some potash just to see if there would be a change of colour. And it really did. The water turned black, and the end result was this dark green colour.



Farget med knoppurt.

Dyed with knapweed.



Min femte farging med eikeblader.
Garnet fra første gangs farging fikk en noe ubestemmelig rosa-lilla-brun farge, mens garnet i andre farging ble helt rent lyselilla (hurra) :)!!

My fifth dye with oak leaves this summer.
The first three skeins dyed a sort of pink-purple-brown colour, while the next two skeins dyed clear light purple (hooray) :)!!



Farget med tørket sandeltre, 1. og 2. gangs farging.
Sandeltre farger noe ujevnt, men selve fargen er fin.

Dyed with dried sandalwood, first and second dye.
Sandalwood dyes a bit uneavenly, but the colour is nice.



Farget med bjørkeblader (v) og bjørkeblader+ kobbersulfat (h).

Dyed with birch leaves (left) and birch leaves + copper (right).

12 comments:

karisma said...

So beautiful. I just love the way the colours come out so naturally. I wish all wool was dyed this way. I might have more luck finding colours I really like then. :-) I LOVE all of your colours today. <3

Yael said...

Amazing what you can achieve with plant dye Hilde! Love all the colors! Jot it all down, maybe you can write a little book on wool dyeing one day! :-)

Red Rose. said...

Hi,Hilde.
Surprising! You made many colors from plant dyes. All of them are beautiful. Especially I like to see the dark green color you tried many times to do. It must be a lot of work but fabulous time for you!
Have a good day,Hilde.
Tomoko

lirosa said...

Flinke Flinke du
Så herlig det er

Hva skal du lage med det deilige garnet da?

Ønsker deg en flott tirsdag:-)

datacreata said...

Yet again beautiful colours. I also love the way you arrange things to photograph. It is as though you are returning the natural products back to their environment.

A wondering star said...

Nydelige farger!
Fantastisk å kunne boltre seg med de herlige farger.Fint å ha å til de lange høst og vinterkveldene.
Ha en fin dag!
klem

Hilde said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments, Karisma, Yael, Tomoko, Lirosa, Datacreata and Jorunn, and for the kind words about my naturally dyed yarn :) The colours achieved from plants is one of nature's many wonderful gifts!

Lirosa: Foreløpig havner garnet i lageret mitt, men det kommer til å hekles og strikkes opp sakte men sikkert, og bilder kommer nok på bloggen etterhvert :)

Sasha Fitzgerald said...

Wow!! They are really gorgeous Hilde. I love plant dyed fabrics and yarns - the colours are so desaturated in a beautiful way. :)

hagen vår said...

Dette ga gode minner. Jeg husker spenningen av se hvordan fargene ble. Anne

Mia said...

Oh, Hilde, så,tjusiga färger! Dina Ekblad måste ha en egen magisk kraft eller så är det helt enkelt det att det är du som rör i grytan. Järn, koppar och potaska, var ?? Har du lagat till det själv eller faktiskt fått tag i det ?
Härliga, härliga resultat :)

November- symra said...

Magisk! Imponerende og så delikate farger!

Kristín Hrund said...

Wow! I missed this post while I was traveling... what wonderful colours you got Hilde! They are so beautiful! :-)

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