mandag den 3. august 2015

Tagrørsblomster -- Reed Flowers


     Nu er tagrørene begyndt at blomstre, og Uglemor forsøgte lige at farve med den allerførste høst. Resultatet er over al forventning.
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The reeds are blossoming. MotherOwl picked the very first blossoms, and dyed some white yarn. The result exceeds expectations.

Reed flower bundle



White yarn in the wonderful dyepot

Næste morgen. Den grønne farve er næsten neongrøn --  Next morning. The colour is much more vivid IRL.

Green yarn


     Og et photoshopped billede, hvor farven i garnet er næsten rigtig.
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This photo had a makeover. The yarn colour is almost right here.
Green yarn

Arbejdsnoter: 92 g garn, bejdset med 20% alun. 4 g blomster til 1 g garn. Blomsterne plukket samme dag, og de hårde, grønne ender blev skåret af. Det hele blev puttet sammen i gryden i går aftes og simret en time ved 82 grader, Så kølede det af  natten over.
Billeder af engen med blomstrende tagrør kommer senere, sammen med garnet fra 2. bad. 



Work-notes: 92 grams of white wool yarn, mordanted wit 20 % alum. The flowers were freshly picked, and the green hard ends cut off. 1 part yarn to 4 parts flowers. All just put into the pot and simmered 1 hour at 82 degrees and cooled off over night.
Pictures of reeds growing on my meadow coming up, as well as second bath yarn results.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Beautiful, vibrant colour I have long hoped to achieve. Unfortunately, no reeds grow near me...
    So you did it the usual way: simmering the plants, mordanting the yarn with alum (how much), simmering the mordanted yarn in the dyebath? Just in case I find some reeds by a happy chance :)

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    1. Thank you. I added my work-notes. I wonder why no reeds are growing your place. They like wet places.

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  2. Theyike wet places - that's why! The small plain under the mountains where I live is covered with a rather thin layer of sandy soil so water drips off very quickly.

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