13. Dec, 2019

Immersion Dying with Cotton

My daughter brought me some beetroot that had been on clearance and having cooked the beetroot for bottling - the home made is so much nicer than the store canned type - I decided to use some of the scoured and mordanted cotton I had on hand to try and dye it with. I have dyed wool with beetroot and it goes a golden brown but this is the first time I have tried cotton. This was really pink when I first put it in the water but is gradually changing to a peach/brown shade. It has been boiling now for about 30 minutes so I will let it go another 30 minutes and then leave it to cool in the juice. A double bank from the beetroot if it is successful