Then I decide to see what was in the freezer that I could use and discovered a half bag of blueberries. I spread a cup full on Kona cotton rolled it up and put in the bottle with a cup of vinegar and a cup of water.
First few minutes
24 hrs later it is looking good but I have not put it in the sun yet.I hope to leave this for a few weeks also . Stay tune....
Now the quick way to dye..... find a pot that will hold your material and water with out spilling over when simmer has gone to boil (it should not boil). Toss in the pot natural substance , in my case I had onion skins in one pot and blue berries in the other. Depending on the size of pot cover the bottom with water or half way up to the material you wish to dye. Add a table spoon of salt or vinegar . Let simmer till the water is lighter and your fiber is dark. This will depend on the material you are dyeing and food item you are using.Do not go to far from your simmering pot. It could take an hour or just a few minutes. NOTE: one should not use the cooking pots even with natural dyeing.
Once the colour is achieved wash in cool water and hang to dry then press.
The following are silk scarves that are for the Sussex Artist Co-op "Green Show" opening on April 22
Now to check out what else I have in the freezer or even the frig ...A bottle of beets may be interesting.... I'm linking to the Needle and Thread Network