Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Unrepeatable Purple

I am SO pleased with this purple! So lovely :) It's made, unfortunately, with an unrepeatable technique...using a random amount of mixed berries from a 'black forest fruits' pack from Morrisons (a UK supermarket). I think it was a combination of blackberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and possibly morello cherries. The dye was quite concentrated and I soaked it for about 96 hours (it was stuck at uni and I couldn't get to it, so I was forced to be patient). It had sun on it for maybe a quarter of those hours and I think that probably intensified the colour. It's so pretty, I wish I'd made more! 

- Kate


  1. Kate - really enjoyed reading all your info on dyeing. About to do some myself - and I love your notes on what you used, times & a sample. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Hi Kate,
    Thank you for all this info on dyeing! I'm a spinner who is hoping to start dyeing this summer and I want to do it as naturally as possible while having a yarn that retains it's colour over time. I was wondering how well the food dye colours last with washing and sun exposure? Thank You:)



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