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.

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.



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.


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

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


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

    Everyone needs a hero. The woad looks so exciting!


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

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


    • 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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