Natural Dye – Yellow Onion Skins

  • 58.6 g yellow onion skins
  • 143.3 g fiber samples
  • 11.4 alum (8%)
  • Simmer onion skins 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Dissolve alum (all in on) and add the wet fiber samples
  • Simmer 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Let Soak overnight
  • Rinse and wash with Soak

2nd bath with:

  • 103.7 g aloe fiber sample
  • 59.1 g mohair fiber sample
  • 13 g alum (8%)

Same steps.

An index card on a white table. On the left, the information for the yellow onion dye detailed on this web page is handwritten in blue ink. 

On the right is stapled 5 yarn samples and 2 fabric samples. The BFL BFL Tweed, and cotton yarns are orange. The 2 fabric samples are yellow orange. The mohair  and aloe yarns are yellow tan.

BFL Yarn – BFL Tweed Yarn – Cotton Yarn – Cotton Fabric – Linen Fabric

Mohair Yarn – Aloe Yarn

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