Water Lily root

water lily root, no mordant, periodic warm water

This unpromising colour is a result of water lily root, no mordant. I was somewhat disappointed that I couldnt get a deeper colour, however when I looked it up water lily root with no mordant produces a pale beige! It can be significantly darker with copper and iron, apparently.  I used hot water and soaked it four twenty four hours, periodically raising the temperature, before getting fed up! It does have shades of pink in it, being something of a minky colour. No comments about the spinning please!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s