Elaine Duncan

Dyeing with coreopsis in Mexico

by on Oct.15, 2018, under Blog Posts

I like this time of year….lots of plants for dyeing with.  Here in Mexico it is the season for this coreopsis plant.  The blossoms are bright orange.  The yarn is wool which has been mordanted with alum and cream of tartar.  I like to use a crock pot …. bring the dyebath up to temperature on high, leave for one hour, then reduce to low for 4 hours.  The yarn is evenly dyed and not needing a lot of tending.

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