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Friday, November 14, 2008

Coffee And Onion Skin Dyed

While I was cooking, I dyed some cut linens (40ct) by coffee and onion skin (peel).
I have tried both dying before, but the result turned out very differently.
I am going to stitch "Flax Fields" © Carriage House Samplings on this coffee dyed linen, though I want it to be more darker colour, so I might dye it again!

And here is Onion skin (peel) dyed.
I have seen onions those have more light yellow skin outside, but in Japan most of onions are like this.

When you boiled these skins in the pan with boiled water, about 10 minutes, it turns out like this colour, like strong tea.

Then I put the cut linen in the pan and boiled about 10 minutes, it became like this.
This time I wanted to make marble, so I tied the linen with a rubber band.
The past dyed process is here...

I have done this just experimentally, and am quite satisfied, so when I need these colours linen, I will give it try again for the large piece.

I'm yet in the stitching slump... I don't know why, but I feel very blue recently, even though the weather was very fine!
I hope I can refresh and relax and become to feel like stitching badly again soon!




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26 comments:

staci said...

Very pretty fabric dyeing! I'm curious, does the onion-skin dyed fabric smell like onion afterwards?

Nina said...

How beautiful fabrics you dyed!
I've never tried dye with onion-skins, but I thought about it. Maybe later I'll try this. Absolutely good idea :)

karenv said...

Your hand-dyed fabrics look great Yuko! I might try the onion one - we buy red ones and I think they would give a good colour.

Jennifer said...

The coffee dyed one is pretty, but the onion skin one is VERY unique. I love the marbled effect!

hohla said...

Beautiful painting of a fabric! Bravo!

Anna van Schurman said...

My great aunt used to dye Easter eggs with brown onion skins (like yours). They would come out a fabulous rust color. Your dying came out very well!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

The onion skinned one is so lovely! such interesting patterns.

Theresa said...

Beautiful hand dye fabrics!!! This looks like a lot of fun~~ Might have to try it sometime~

Jennifer/OH said...

Very pretty fabrics. I love to dye fabrics. I like how the marbelized onion fabric came out.
I have been in a not-so-good mood either...as if I drank a bit of that 'onion tea'!

Nancy said...

Your dyed fabrics are pretty! You are so talented Yuko. Everything you do looks beautiful!

Ellen said...

Love your dyed fabrics, very pretty. I have to try my hands at dyeing one day.

Hugs

Dora said...

Your dyed fabrics look great. I love the onion skin one!

Daffycat said...

You achieved very nice colors!

CraftyT said...

I have never heard of onion skin dying, But I ike the effect it had on your linen....Very nice
Natasha

Lisa said...

I love your fabric - very pretty!!

Hannah said...

Wow, Yuko! Your fabby turned out gorgeous! I especially like the onion-dyed. I would have never thought onion skins would look like that! Does it make the fabric smell like onions?

Jane said...

Interesting outcome with your dying. It's amazing what can be used. I like the look you've achieved.

Irene said...

Both your dyed fabrics look great !

nima said...

YOur dyed fabrics are looking great...never thought of using onion skin for dying...thank you for sharing the idea

Lisa said...

lovely dyed fabric, what a great idea to use onion skins, thanks for sharing the pictures

Carol R said...

Beautiful dyed fabrics Yuko. I especially like the coffee one. I hate everything about onions, the smell, the texture, the taste - horrid - so I won't be trying that but I will try with coffee!

I'm sorry tp hear you are blue - take care
[[[Much hugs]]]

isabelle said...

I am going to try your "onion skin method" right now ! It looks great !

Julie said...

Lovely fabric dyeing, i hope you are soon feeling brighter.

Cindy F. said...

What an incredible idea, the onion skin dyeing method! Genius! You are so smart and creative:)

If you only knew how much your stitchings inspire us all, you'd smile every day! You make us happy when you share! I hope your slump ends soon:)

Paisley said...

Your fabric looks great, Yuko! I've only tried the coffee dying, but I like the results you got with the onion skins! I'll have to give that a try next!

jeannie said...

Hello, i've just come across your blog, your broiderys are very nice! I find interesting the coffee and onion dyes,what a good idea!