Blue Dye From Black Hollyhock Flowers

dyed blue with black hollyhock flowers

I’ve dyed blue with black hollyhock flowers.

black hollyhock blue dye

I’ve poured boiling water over the hollyhock flowers, and let the solution stand over night. Then the soaking water was purple. I let soak silk and cotton fabric scraps for some hours. I didn’t use a mordant or modifier.

blue cotton purple silk hollyhock petal dye

After rinsing the scraps in clear water, the cotton turned a pretty blue, while the silk stayed light purple.

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