The weather this past week has been unbearably hot. I can barely stand to go out in the garden it is so hot. Even our chickens were taking shelter under the pomegranate tree to keep cool. I wish it would cool off soon, as there is much to do before summer ends.
To avoid the worst heat of the day, I have been starting early in the morning. These are pictures of the two scarves, I made this morning, working quickly, I laid out the pattern, wrapped them and was boiling away before 8 and was out of the pot before 10. These prints were done using onion skins, it is a versatile dyeing material. Onion skins is called a substantive dye or direct dye source that does not require a mordant, to fix the dye to the fibers of the cloth. It works well with silk, wool, cotton, almost any fiber, cellulose or protein based.
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