The fibre was 150 grams of combed Suffolk and 10 grams of bleached Tussah silk top.
All of the fibre was mordanted in alum & cream of tartar 8 &8% and 7% respectively.
The baths were made last weekend-one dye from the flowers and stems and the other from the roots.
After dyeing I allowed the fibre to cool, then washed and rinsed. The water was squeezed out and they were place on a towel to dry.
I am thinking about combining with another dyed fibre - something to add more softness. The one on the left is a little rosier; the one on the right is a light tan brown. The silk is like champagne.
I have a mystery roving. The fibres are unknown. The burn test revealed a soft powdery black ash. Some melted, some ignited. The smell was of burnt paper. Something to consider.
|Suffolk & Silk. Bedstraw dye.|