marigolds

Dyeing had to take a little backseat, while we worked on some house renovations, and um, potty training. But I got back from a little trip up north to find that my marigolds were blooming, so I tried not to feel bad as I picked them all for a dyebath.

Such an amazing colour, and it just got better...

The details:

25g wool yarn, premordanted with alum and cream of tartar

50g of marigold flowers, simmered in water for 45 minutes then left to cool
yarn was added to the dyebath and left to soak overnight before cooking for one hour, then left for a few hours to cool.