Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bilberry hunting season

Most of the bilberries became jam, some were eaten raw, the lucky ones made it into a pie, and about 2 kilograms of berries ended up in the dyebath.
That was more than enough to dye 500 grams of yarn (mordanted with alum and cream of tartar) a deep purple colour, hovering between blue- and red-purple. I read somewhere that the colour is not very lightfast so I hope the bilberry "overdose" helps a little.






The colour of the yarn is much deeper and darker
in reality than is shown on the photos.



2 comments:

Fia said...

Hej, hej, undrar om du säljer bandgrindsvävda band? Din är ju sååå fina! Försöker lära mig just nu men mina band är inte särskilt presentabla än :-/ Skulle behöva något samiskt.
Maila gärna fia@tradgardsfia.se

Wendy said...

A friend just referenced your blog a few days ago. Your photos and weaving are wonderful. Keep posting...you have an audience!