This year I allowed the fringe of wild Black-Eyed Susan plants around the edge of the woods to prosper. They have been glorious.Native black-eyed Susan flowers

Yesterday I cooked up a small dyepot for 3 skeins of wool embroidery yarn. The trick was to not over-cook the flowers. The dye liquor looked fairly brown, and with the addition of a pinch of alum and cream of tarter, I still got a nice yellow. IMG_2815_1

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3 thoughts on “Dyeing with Black-Eyed Susan Flowers

  1. Hi Anne,

    I commented on your latest blog post but not sure if it really went through. I don’t see it, but maybe you have to approve it? Anyway, I love the photos and the yarn color.

    Toward the back of the material I just mailed you will be names of relatives who are still alive–I just looked and there are a lot who were born in the 1940’s coming forward. But where they are living and how to contact them—-???? Maybe Facebook.

    Love, Suzi

    On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:29 AM, Hearts and Hands wrote:

    > 4heartsnhands posted: “This year I allowed the fringe of wild Black-Eyed > Susan plants around the edge of the woods to prosper. They have been > glorious. Yesterday I cooked up a small dyepot for 3 skeins of wool > embroidery yarn. The trick was to not over-cook the flowers. The ” >

    1. Suzi, i have approved it now. and maybe that will work going forward. Yes, I found the pages in the back. Thanks.

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