7 Days: Day 4 (I Just Dyed in Your Arms Tonight)

6 10 2009

7 Days: Day 4 (I Just Dyed in Your Arms Tonight)


We are learning about the ancient Phoenicians in the kids’ history right now (really mostly for the 7 year old, but her brother joins in sometimes) and they were, apparently, famous for their purple dye. While they used snails, we gave it a try with some red cabbage. It produced some really lovely deep purple water, but the yarn came out more of a pale dusty rose.

Anyway, dying does not, typically, involve the kitchen floor, but it was the best spot in terms of lighting so there you have it.



One response

13 10 2009

hey…we must be using the same history book….and Anna made a joke about the snails but I’ll be darned if I can remember what it was…I really should have remembered because it was her first real joke that she made up that was funny….

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