Natural Dye – Red Onion + Clementine Peel

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

On the right,2 yarn samples and 2 fabric samples are stapled. The BFL Tweed is a light brown. The cotton yarn, cotton fabric, and linen fabric samples are a light tan. The linen sample is little more yellow than the others.

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

(Cotton yarn and BFL tweed previously dyed with birchbark and iron)

  • 3rd bath red onion dye stock (see Red Onion entry below)
  • 115.18 g clementine peels
  • 105.8 g fiber samples
  • 8.4 g alum (8%)
  • Simmer peels for 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Dissolve alum and add fiber
  • Simmer fiber for 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Let soak overnight
  • Rinse and wash in Soak

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