I am having lots of fun dyeing.
So, what I do is...
when I cook with onions, I make sure to use three onions so I can put the peelings in a saucepan and cover them with water and simmer them on the woodstove and then keep them soaking on the mantle for a day (staying warm).
Then I strain the liquid and put it aside. Next I soak some yarn - not sure how much - but probably about 25 yards or so - in just enough hot water with 1/2 - 1 t. of alum (mordant).
Next, I put the reserved dye in a saucepan and heat it to hot but not boiling and remove from the woodstove and put on the mantle.
I take the yarn out of the mordant bath and put it directly into the hot dye bath and leave it for a couple of hours and then rinse and dry the yarn.
I am making another granny square pot holder using some of these yarns.
And, just arrived is this book to read with Sarah about Benjamin Franklin - really an inspirational man.
How wonderful if we instilled in our children the joy of experimentation, curiosity and the desire to be life long learners.
Joining with Ginny today.