Red in the backyard!! I used a couple other red/pinks. The first was safflower which looks a lot like a thistle and needs a bit of coaxing. But, it gives a lovely pink/coral. Here’s safflower with indigo on a silk scarf. You use cotton to attract the dye, then it releases on the silk. It’s not stable (neither light nor wash fast) but I love the color. I have safflower seeds starting…we’ll see how they grow in my garden.
And, alkanet…using shibori spider ties, I put alkanet on this t-shirt. The rest of the story is my first effort…I put safflower on the tshirt, first. (I had to get something girly after my “Call the Midwife nappies”) And it was a fun girly pink. But, when I washed it…right down the drain! So, I re-dyed with alkanet…which is also known as bugloss!! (And, yes, I have seeds planted of alkanet, too!)
Don’t know how girly Riley and Holland will be…there not even a year, yet. Will the frills help? The letters will help ME distinguish my adorable twin great nieces!