Tuesday, April 27, 2010

RED onion skin dying this time

After the success of dying mohair with brown onion skins, i thought it was only natural that i try red onion skins! I hadn't read much at all about this, so wasn't sure if it would work. But as you can see in the pics, it worked pretty well.

This is the fur and onion skins about a min after i put them in the water.

This is after about 10mins of simmering. The colour is a brilliant crimson red at this stage. A little like red wine.

This is after it simmered for about 30-40mins, and a bit of salt was added. Then it was left to sit for another hour.

This is the fur washed, and wrung out. There is no smell again (quite amazing really), and the colour is probably more brown then red though. Reminds me of red clay earth...


  1. Wow, that's great! The colour is really earthy.

  2. Hi Em! Wow, this worked wonderfully. I definitely would like to try this. Have you used this on a bear? :)