Yellow is a dye that doesn’t last very well. Just wanted to show you how quickly it fades – and how to save it again.
Thomas and Sixten in February 2010, Stockholm. Sixten is 40 hours old in this photo. I guess he is the youngest person ever to be at a medieval banquette.
Thomas and Sixten in September 2010, Söderköping.
August 2012, Visby. Have a look at my veil. It’s an apron. I left my veil at home and had to be creative. My pilgrim bag is dyed with indigo. Unfortunately it was stolen in Minden, Germany – if you should happen to find it, give me a call! I miss it. My pink purse is dyed with coschenille. The purse and my dress are hand-woven.
As you can see, the hood has faded more for every year. In May I thought it was a shameful hood for a knight to wear, and decided to re-dye it. Said and done.
I boiled onion skins in a big pot, approximately two whole plastic bags of the type you use for fruit at the supermarket. I usually clean out the onion crate at the supermarket to get a decent amount of skins, and the staff are usually very happy to let me do so.
I filled a baby bath tub with the juice, skins removed. Then I placed the wet hood in the bath. I left it there to soak for about two hours.
This is the result. June 2013, Minden.
PS. I’d like to thank all friends who lent me their pictures for use in this blog post. ❤