It’s fall and I’m not so motivated to work in the garden. And, there’s not so much going on to dye with. The post of an Arizona dyer (capturing sunshine with snakeweed) inspired me to check out the goldenrod that’s blooming locally.
Not the prettiest plant, it’s a weed, but it won’t make me sneeze.
I tried it on cotton and also on wool. Then I over dyed with indigo.
On cotton, it’s a pleasant yellow, light but sunny. The piece was folded and dipped in indigo. The indigo stayed a nice blue (didn’t mix and go green.)
On wool, it’s a real treat. I dyed some hand spun and the color was a very light yellow, more butter than sun. Disappointing.
But, when I overdyed the wool with indigo…oooh-la-la. Such wonderful greens from celadon to lovely olive green. (Note, the celadon was the quick dip when I said, OH, MY…I didn’t keep any undyed so I removed that end quickly. And, dyed one end for extra time.) Then I redyed another piece to share the light original color.