Hopi Sunflower Seed Color

7 Sep

Here is the Hopi Sunflower color. From left to right: sunflower seed simmered and held overnight to soak, strained and silk added, middle skein is Hopi sunflower with iron, third skein is exhaust dyebath. All silk skeins are mordanted in alum sulfate.


It is now August 25, 2020. Here is a photo of the same skein shown which has been resting quietly waiting to be woven. It still holds color and has shifted a bit grey but the purple still holds. It has not been out in the sun or subject to washing or pH changes.

5 Responses to “Hopi Sunflower Seed Color”

  1. Janice October 15, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Hi Deb,
    I’d love to know if you sell your yarn and how to order~these silks are incredible!


    • debmcclintock October 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      Janice, yes, eventually I will sell “Colors of my Valley” natural dye yarns. I am working on color palette combinations and test the light fastness . I will post on my blog where/when I start selling. Thank you for asking. Regards Deb Mc


      • Janice DeCooman October 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

        Please add me to your email list, or blog list. Thanks! Janice


      • debmcclintock October 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

        Hi Janice, I will try to add you as a follower on my blog but I think you have to click the follow link on my page yourself. Thank you for visiting.


      • Janice DeCooman October 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

        Okay, yes, I’ve done that, thanks!


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