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September 13, 2011

more hollyhock experiments.

 

 

the ball is silk fibre dyed in the first hollyhock pot.

 

7 oz. of frozen flowers dyed 8 oz. of handspun natural light grey wool,

6 oz. of a cotton/hemp blend both had been previously dyed and were a boring beige, the darker of the 2 had 1/4 tsp. of iron added as a modifier.

 

 

and

a very old linen damask towel with a beautiful crocheted cotton border.

 

that’s the end of the hollyhocks. I’ve saved the seeds to plant later.

 

our weather has changed from record heat yesterday to cool and overcast.

 

 

 

 

the city’s flower beds are a riot of colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

almost too hot for comfort.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2011 10:38 pm

    Plant dyeing is something that I would like to learn very soon. I love the soft tones.
    It is hard to believe that those beautiful shades come from the hollyhock, the flower that I love most (and infact it is my avatar on Ravelry).

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  2. September 14, 2011 1:14 am

    pretty lavenders somewhat like the ones you get with shikon. need to plant hollyhocks!

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  3. September 14, 2011 7:02 am

    Lovely. I planted hollyhocks this year, all I have is huge leaves. I’ll try again next year, love the color!

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