Pokeberry Dyeing, September 2014

The guild is ringing in the ‘new year’ on September 6th with a fun day of dyeing with pokeberries!  We will meet at Marnette’s house; any guild members or visitors who do not know the location are encouraged to submit a contact form for directions.

You will need to prepare your yarn or fiber in a vinegar mordant:

  1. Fill a stainless steel or enamel pot with water. Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar for every 4 ounces of fiber.
  2. Gently heat your pot over medium heat (160 – 180F) for 60 to 90 minutes.
  3. Remove the fiber and place it immediately into your pokeberry dye vat.

Note: If your yarns are not going directly from their mordant bath to the dye pot, it is best to have them in an acid bath while they are waiting; this can be done by adding 1/4 c. of vinegar to the soak water.

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