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Dyeing with BlackBerries – Tingir com Amoras

September 10, 2012

Another dyeing experiment. I bought this book I found back in Canada: The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes by Sasha Duerr. Excellently illustrated, it has great detailed recipes and ideas that are simple enough to work. One is a blackberry dye with an alumn mordant that came in very handy last week: the house was overflowing with blackberries!

Outra experiência de tinturaria. Comprei este livro que encontrei no Canadá The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes de Sasha Duerr. Com excelentes ilustrações, tem várias receitas detalhadas com ideias que são simples e funcionam. Uma envolvia amoras e veio mesmo a calhar a semana passada: havia amoras por todo o lado!

This skein (of handspun Portuguese merino) received a normal alumn bath and sat for 24h wrapped in a wet cloth. I then added the dye bath I had made with boiled blackberries (3 times the weight of the wool, just to be sure I got a decent colour). Brought it to a simmer for an hour and then left the pot covered with the yarn in the dye bath for 3 days – the cold dyeing really worked. I got a lovely shade depth and its colourfast.  Another colour to add to the handspun jacket I am making!…

Esta meada (de merino português fiado à mão) recebeu um “banho” de alumén normal e ficou enrolada num pano molhado durante 24 horas. Depois adicionei a tinta que tinha feito com amoras cozidas (3 vezes mais amoras que lã, para ter a certeza que a cor ficava bem). Levei ao fogão durante 1 hora e depois deixer estar o fio na panela durante 3 dias –  o processo de tingir a frio funcionou muito bem. Consegui um tom forte e que não deita tinta. Mais uma cor para o casaco que ando a fazer!…

 

 

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2012 11:39 pm

    It produced such a nice light purple/lavender. Love it.

    • September 18, 2012 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much! =) I managed to get even dark tones out of it in other experiments (I will post about it soon).

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