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As a beginner I thought dandelions would be an easy trial. Not that I am overly fond of a yellow color but since the ground we are at is covered in dandelions, and since I dig the roots for dandelion root coffee, I thought dyeing with dandelion is at least more authentic to where I am from (the Netherlands) than dyeing with turmeric. This was the first time I used the correct mordant for cotton: aluminium acetate, go to this page to have the correct step-by-step process).
The effect on the hemp/cotton piece of fabric became a deep bold yellow. Pouch Gujarat is dyed with dandelion (sold).
I picked the blooming leaves in the middle of April. The weight of my piece of cotton was 100 gram and dandelion leaves was double, 200 gram.
With a needle I unwind
How do you unwind after a demanding day?
Sawn Tree Trunk
This piece of fabric did it’s own way, hard headed like myself, it became quite something else than originally intended.
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