Anthraquinone Experiment

An old dye recipe that I have been experimenting with uses an acid, a dye with anthraquinones, and a tannin based dye.  It turns out that aloe has anthraquinones and my plants are growing beyond the pots so I took some of them, ground them up, and did an experiment using aloe, fustic, chestnut, and tartaric acid (no mordant).  This is another experiment that needs more testing but here are the results.

The small pieces of yarn are straight chestnut at 6%, the skein is the experiment.  It appears to be more yellow than the straight chestnut and this is after rinsing so the dye is wash fast.  Not sure about light fast as yellows are not light fast anyway.


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