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Japanese knotweed root dye!
I'm so happy with how this dye turned out. It's this beautiful orange colour, mainly on the wool.
The outer bark(?) of the root is a dark orange colour and I thought it might dye. and it did!

@sunflower_avenue wow, I thought this was someone's beautiful orange-red hair for a moment!

@sunflower_avenue wow! You know this plant @anni ? It's growing a lot in abandoned house gardens

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Wow! Do you need to use any mordants or fixatives or anything, or does it just come out like this? Will this color hold up to a run through the laundry?

@dynamic the wool was mordanted with alum and the cotton was scoured, tannined (idk if that's a verb) with gallnut powder and mordanted with alum.
I did wash the cotton fabric with some soap. I'm not sure what it'd be like after the laundry, but it has had a cleaning.
The wool was just rinsed til the water ran clear. I could probably wash the yarn with soap but im worried it will felt. and the roving will definitely felt

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