Pickled Beetroot Dye

Turquoise Acid Dye

Recipe by Mitchel
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  • 10 gms sock yarn made into a skein

  • Juice of 500gm jar of pickled beetroot


  • Pre soak yarn in cold water.
  • Sieve beetroot juice into a pan
  • Add yarn and gently ensure it has soaked up the dye evenly
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes
  • Leave to cool
  • Rinse, dry and admire
  • Notes
  • Beetroot dye has a tendency to fade. Dry away from direct sunlight and be prepared for some fading, although I have never found it as dramatic as some people say
  • You do not need need to pre-treat the yarn except to soak in water as the vinegar will act as the mordant.

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