Sunflower Dyepot Accident

Hand dyed yarn with sunflower hulls
Sunflower seeds hand dyed yarn

I started to boil some sunflower seeds to roast, and suddenly realized I had a dye pot! (I took a wool dying class recently, and have been itching to make some pretty yarn.)

So…I grabbed some Knit Picks Bare yarn and soaked it in a mordant of alum and cream of tartar. After simmering the seeds for 1 hour I removed them from the pot and submerged the yarn. When I took out the yarn, oh, it was such an amazing shade of brown! It’s drying now, and will become a special hat.

Watch for more detail to come.

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