We were surprised to get such a rich brown from the red onion skins - apparently a yellow or a green are more common. The madder yielded a beautiful light purple, but then we realised that we had used soft water - hard water is recommended if you want the true madder red.
|Red onion skins - which gave a deep brown dye on this occasion.|
|An amazing deep, deep purple from logwood.|
|Red onion skin dye!|
|Beautiful natural colours: logwood, madder (a lovely violet on this occasion as we used soft water "by mistake"), rhubarb and red onion skins.|
Many thanks to Bryn and Krithia for making the day such a success, and thanks to Bryn for allowing us to share her lovely garden. Congratulations to our newest recruit for picking up the techniques of handspinning so quickly!