My backyard is all snow. And, frozen. So, what else is available? There is dye potential in my fridge. But, being a frugal person, I prefer to eat what’s there. So, that leaves rinds and stems and cooking water.
My first experiment is beets. Golden beets have become more popular…I guess folks prefer to avoid the color of the purple beet. The taste is fine but what about color? More than I thought…
A pretty golden yellow!! (The white worm in the center is my sample of undyed wool–that’s where I started.)
And my second experiment? Artichokes. If you look reallllllllly carefully, there’s a touch of green. The water turned a bit yellow/green after I added some soda ash to push up the alkalinity. But there wasn’t enough color to dye the cotton swatch.