Dolores Quilts

Dolores Fegan Quilt Artist

Rose Dye

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2 weeks ago I made fabric dye from red knock out roses. I stuffed a jar full of rose petals and hips. I poured boiling water over this and let steep overnight.

Next i strained the liquid and returned to jar with fabric. The petals were added to another jar along with a mixture of stars and stripes petals from the freezer. More hot water was added and allowed to sit overnight. I strained and added a few frozen petals wrapped in cloth. Both jars were set on the porch to batch.

The end result was a lovely shade of pink for dye 1. The second looked better before being washed and dried.

Author: Dolores

Quilt Artist, Poet, Avid Gardener

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