A while back I went to France with my friend Cecile (Ways of the Whorl) and we did a lot of Natural dyeing. Mostly we did the samples you can see in this colour wheel. Cecile has so far written thorough posts on ‘dyeing with onion skin‘, ‘dyeing with black beans‘ and ‘dyeing with a sample pack‘.
Today I want to show you something else that I dyed quite a bit of while we were there. I had some baby-yellow cotton that I wasn’t too pleased with. You could ask why on earth I spend all that time unraveling it from a sweater if I didn’t really like it? But I can’t really answer that one.
We had also collected a lot of yellow onion skins and they turned out such a nice orange that I decided to throw the yellow cotton into it. I read before hand that there was no need to mordant the cotton with onion skin so I didn’t bother and I quite like the result. It is a lot warmer and nicer (to me at least) than the baby-yellow I had before.
If you are interested in seeing more photos of the yellow onion skin dyeing I have added them to a Flickr set: ‘yellow onion skin‘.
If you are interested you can also have a look at the entire ‘dyeing collection‘ on Flickr.