20. Apr, 2019

The Results of the Passion Fruit Dye

If I had hoped for a dramatic dye from the passion fruit skin boil up, I would have been disappointed. The liquor from the skins was a dark brown and looked like it should impart some colour into the cotton fabric. I starined off the skins and boiled the cotton fabric (which has been mordanted in tannin and then alum )) for about an hour. The result was the colour swatch on the left - the swatches are on the original white cloth. The one to the right is a swatch that was dipped into ferrous sulphate solution and left for a few hours. There was definitely a colour change but still noting very dramatic