Overdyeing acorn & oak galls with woad on the side!

7 Mar

Test drive today for my shoulder with my husband’s help! I got on his calendar!

Acorn and oak gall to be over-dyed with my Parmotrema Austrosinense lichen. Purple over yellow tones, I’m thinking a brown. Hopefully a nice neutral brown to brighten other colors. We’ll see. There is always the iron afterbath to take it darker.

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In the meantime as my hero is learning how to turn wool skeins in the dye pot I am harvesting 2nd year woad to over-dye some last year woad blue that I want a shade darker.

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5 Responses to “Overdyeing acorn & oak galls with woad on the side!”

  1. Michele Dixon March 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    It’s always nice to have someone willing to be your assistant. I love the brown colors.

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  2. Rosemary Malbin March 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Deb, this looks promising! Love your helper/hero!

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  3. mazzaus March 12, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    Everyone needs a hero. The woad looks so exciting!

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  4. lulu March 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    So glad you paid a visit and drew me here as we share common interests.

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    • debmcclintock March 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      Hi Lulu, I’ve been enjoying your trip notes, yes, we are tracking along the same interests. The internet is a great way to connect with folks! Enjoy

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