Sunday, March 30, 2008
I read about using turmeric as a dye here. Turns out I have lots of it, because mmm, it's good. So I dissolved some in water with vinegar and stewed it for a while and then dumped in some wet wool.
The spice doesn't totally dissolve, but the color migrates to the water. Still, a LOT of rinsing was required; I used soap in the rinse water and still the water dripping from the wet wool is kind of yellow, so I doubt fabric woven from this will withstand much washing. Still, I'm thinking it might be woven into, say, a drapery that would gain charm as it faded.