soursob

Apparently, this is the year to get your neon yarn on…

Soursob on cotton

Solar-dyed, using a handful of soursob (Oxalis pes-caprea) flowers in a jar and adding boiling water and a skein of unmordanted cotton yarn. Left for 7 days on back deck in weak, late-winter sun.

I was very surprised how much colour the yarn took up, given that no mordant was used; it is much brighter than in the photo but I couldn’t capture the colour. Need to test for light-fastness.

I think I’ll dye the other 2 skeins I have (maybe grey or indigo) and use them together  to crochet a shopping bag…

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