Sunday, May 1, 2011

Turmeric-Dyed Nuno Scarf Part- 2

The finished scarf after dyeing.

 


Close-up of one of the circular sections that was left bare of fiber.

 


Look at the color change in the undulating stripes!

 


The lovely texture of nuno felt.

 


After felting...

...I placed the scarf into a solution of turmeric, boiling water and vinegar.

I let it 'steep' overnight...

...then rinsed it quite a few times to remove the yummy Indian food smell.

As you can see...

...the turmeric altered both the color of the silk, and the wool roving...

...and gave my hodge-podge color scheme a lovely uniformity.

Turmeric lends fibers and fabrics a very intense color...

...that I think you either really like, or really don't.

I didn't get much of a chance to wear my new scarf, though...

...since it disappeared after Spring break with one of my daughters! :)

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22 comments:

martine said...

I love the colour.
is that all you did, just soak it in the solution?
thanks for sharing
martine

vilterietje said...

it looks amazing:) never thought that turmeric could be used to dye! never too old to learn haha.
have a nice sunday............:)

Patty Biermans said...

What a beautiful color!!! If I was your daughter I disappeared with it too ;D.. hugzz..Peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Martine---Yep...easy, peasy! :)
Riet--You can see another of my turmeric-dyeing projects here: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/02/eco-dyeing-success-finally.html
Peebee- You're so cute and funny!!

WonderWhyGal said...

Gorgeous! Isn't it amazing that even after the felting processing that you can soak the project overnight? Lovely color and texture.

Kelly said...

What a beautiful saturation of color! Makes me wonder what other colors can be found in the spice cabinet!

Fallingladies said...

Wow, this is wonderful!

Rachel said...

Fabulous! And it's disappearance with your daughter is a further vote of confidence...

AllyB said...

I love that yellow! I am so using turmeric to dye some of my white Jacob fleece. Thanks for sharing your results.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm happy to hear that there are other fans of 'turmeric yellow' out there! :)
Please let me know how your projects turn out when you do them!

swig said...

It's beautiful Like huge flower petals. Greetings from Paris!

micah said...

Good morning dear friend,

Well, if your daughter hadn't run off with the scarf, I would have...It's gorgeous!!! I think you may need to make one for yourself. It's close on the color wheel to orange;-)))

Hope you're having a great start to the week. Will write you a longer email later this morning.

Dawn Edwards said...

That comment wasn't from Micah by the way:-))) I've hi-jacked his computer now that he's left for school and think he was still logged in. My computer is still in the shop...One more week...uggghhhh!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Swig!! XXO-
Dawn--He's a good son, letting you borrow his computer! Grrrr... having computer problems is the worst!!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Jenn!

Angela said...

It's fabulous Heather

Heather Woollove said...

I'm glad you like it, Angela!

Loco Lindy said...

Fantastic scarf, can't wait to try tumeric dyeing now!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Lindy! Please let me know how it works out for you!!

Janee Lookerse said...

WHAT!?!?!? That color is STUNNING! I totally love it. So beautiful!

xoxo
Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

Heather Woollove said...

Yes, Janee--It's def in your roundhouse! :)