19.9.11

Yellow Cosmos

yellow cosmos cosmos dye

First dye from this year's balcony garden.

They took a bit of coaxing to grow but in the end the plants yielded about three handfuls of bright yellow flowers. I've been collecting them throughout the summer and storing them in the freezer. After a bit of simmering and soaking I got a lovely orange/gold on alum-mordanted silk (the darker one is organza).

5 comments:

pencilfox said...

lovely.

Velma said...

great golden hues.

Svala said...

Beautiful

jo said...

you have inspired me to plant some cosmos - I know just the spot for them, maybe some purples too

zahrada mojí duše said...

Perfect colour!