Natural Dye – Yellow Onion Skins with Iron Water

  • 36 g onion skins
  • 116.68 fiber (for iron)
  • 100 g fiber ( without iron)
  • 9.3 g alum (8%) (for iron)
  • 8 g alum (8%) (without iron)
  • 3 tbsp iron water

5/6/2020 –

8:45 am – Heat onion skins

10:00 am – add (iron) alum + fiber, soak 100g fiber

10:30 am – add alum and fiber

11:30 am – Remove 100 g fiber, add iron water

12:30 pm – turn off heat and let soak.

5/7/2020 – Remove fiber. Wash and dry.

An index card on a white table. On the left hand side, the information on this web page is handwritten in black ink.

On the right hand side, there are stapled 5 samples. The BFL yarn (no iron) is a golden yellow. The BFL yarn is a medium brown. The cotton yarn is a tan. The bamboo yarn is a tan yellow. The linen is a dark taupe.

BFL Yarn (no iron) – BFL Yarn – Cotton Yarn – Bamboo Yarn – Linen Fabric

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