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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pine Needle Dyeing

The pine needle bundle soaked in the dye extract for a couple of weeks, but I recently noticed that a slimy scum was developing on the top of the liquid and also on the fabric bundle.
That kind of grossed me out so I pulled it from the liquid and set it aside to dry.

By now it is mostly dry on the outside, but I think the inside of the bundle is still damp. It was more grayish while submerged. As it dries - the color is shifting.
It is hard to wait, but I have plenty of other things to distract me. I will unwrap it soon. Stay tuned!
The pine needle bundle soaked in the dye liquor for a couple of weeks.

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