chilies for solar dyeing, 6.19

chilies

Whilst I am in Phoenix and these ghastly hot temperatures, I figured I’d try my first go-around with solar dyeing wool with natural dyes. Step one was to take a risk and use what’s local. These dehydrated chilies were left in the sun for a few hours to draw out their color. It worked, but fingers crossed its enough to penetrate my fibers.

I could get into this.

One response to “chilies for solar dyeing, 6.19”

  1. […] (finally, I photographed them). That’s 5 skeins of DK weight super wash merino wool dyed with dried, and then re-hydrated, red chilies. There’s also one skein of sock yarn dyed with black beans. A decent first go around with a […]

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