Sights , sounds, shapes, colors of nature have truly inspired me in my yarn crafts and a beyond. As I started the messing with yarn series and my natural dyeing experiments, i dont miss an opportunity to observe , read and learn about plant life. While on this endeavor, I was delighted with one particular encounter with nature during my morning runs, i saw this beautiful white flower which was distinct ( to my eyes) as i went closer to see the flower , this shrub was dense and had some lovely berries, my “yarny” brain clicked and i touched the berries and it had a dark blue ink like color, i immediately picked some berries and came home to study the plant and its details. Thanks to Leaf Snap this plant identification app is soo good that all details of the plant is just a click away , . I identified this plant as Cestrum diurnum , din ka raja as popularly called in Hindi and day blooming jasmine.
I went every day to collect these berries and stored them in my freezer for a week and finally i knew i had enough to dye a few hanks !! was waiting to experiment dyeing with these berries. I am posting the dye recipe in detail below ,but before we get there if you haven’t read my post on Natural Dyeing Experiments – DO check the post Dyeing Hard and all things required for Dyeing Experiments at home
Isn’t the colorway magical ? i loved the outcome and fade look adds to the beauty of the yarn !
Here is the details of process I used for the Natural Dye
I personally was thrilled to achieve these colors and its one of my priced possession in my stash . I hope this blog helps all the yarn dyers and enthusiast to take a leap into this world.
Drop a comment if you if this attempt of natural dyeing experiment is a success or failure !
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