Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hand Dyeing Wool

I was thinking about making some saffron cupcakes, but decided to play around with dyeing some wool instead. So here we are - saffron-dyed wool (click on the photo to get a closer look). I didn't leave it too long to steep, because I didn't want highly coloured yellow wool - just soft hues. You will see later in the new year what I intend to do with it :-)


Coreen said...

My goodness - hope you didn't use REAL saffron - what a price!!!

Erilyn said...

Yep, real saffron threads! Bought some at the spice market in Dubai. It only needs a few threads to make a lovely variegated colour. The saffron muffins I made later - they weren't such a hit!