To do natural dye, nothing is easier than onion. A 3D vessel and a pair of baby shoes are fresh from the onion dye pot.
Other than wool batts, I felted the vessel with raw fleece while the shoes with little scraps of silk chiffon for textures.
Grabed some onion skins to boil for a while with little vinegar.
Bundled the vessel and shoes tightly then put into the dye pot. Simmered 30-min for the booties while the vessel an hour to get strong color.
Unbundled the shoes.....
and the vessel...... tight tie lines are what I wanted.
My sketch.....All white, alright and turn to bright....... that's what I wanted.
Silk chiffon after dyed, a little brown then wool.
All the looks......
So, the longer and the more onion skins the stronger the color.
A pastel color can be achieved with little onion skins and only dipped a while in the dye pot.
Last blog for this dress dyeing.