As most places around the country (except Alaska) we have had a hot, hot summer. It's been great for solar dying. These are the two jars I showed in my last post, the one on the right is layered annatto and osage orange and the one on the left is layered with cochineal, osage orange and then madder root on top. I left them around 10 days in the hot sun. A little too long because I have some white spots on top of the wool that I think is mold. I seem to able to pull it off.
The colors match my marigolds.
Next I thought I'd try red onion skins. So I layered the wool with the skins.
And this is it rinsed out, where the leaves touched the fabric it was a gray blue with a dull tan around it. Not as pretty as it sounds. So I rinsed it in ammonia.