Bubblegum Pink

Madder on Pearl Cotton

Madder on Pearl Cotton

I recently found a cone of white pearl cotton at a local thrift shop. The obvious thing of course was dye experiment. The usual oxalis and onion, woad overdye attempts were lighter than I’d like but sometimes that happens. (Noted the fiber weight and ratio for future attempts or avoidance.)

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Then the incident with the Madder.

I’ve always been a sort of no-pastel zone when it comes to clothes or anything that involves color. In particular I dislike pink. So, imagine my surprise at finding a pot full of pink pearl cotton. I even tried longer soaking times – up to a week, adjusted the strength and still pink.

So I have pink yarn. Either it will be dunked in woad at some future or it will be a scarf for someone who does like the color.

1 Response to “Bubblegum Pink”


  1. 1 Ellen B. November 7, 2015 at 12:09 am

    The pink is gorgeous, Jamie! I think you should knit or crochet it up into something…a soft shawl. You’ll be surprised at how becoming this color can be!!!


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