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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pine Bark Fabric Dyeing

Here is alum soaked cotton yardage - wrapped up with pine bark from the Ponderosa Pine trees that surround my home.

I gathered pine bark and boiled it on the burner of our BBQ grill. This kept the smells outdoors, and it worked great. The dye extract was pretty brownish - kind of a yellow brown.

I boiled the fabric in the dye extract for 5 hours, then set it all aside until the dye water evaporates. It will not be "finished" until sometime this summer. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

dj said...

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