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Re: Re: HYB-how do we apply pollen?

  • Subject: Re: Re: HYB-how do we apply pollen?
  • From: "Francesca Thoolen" <arilpums@comcast.net>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:22:46 -0800

Well, in a way, it just has to end up being any shade as long as one can see the white pollen in the end. I have a pair of pollen tweezers I purchased years ago from Lloyd Austin, but on occasion a Q-tip to use with limited pollen is a great idea.
----- Original Message -----
From: J Bisch
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: HYB-how do we apply pollen?

Oooooh, pretty red ...but will it dry red?
I was thinking strong tea (Like Lipton's)
it is used often to 'antique' fiber craft projects
Also if you really want a 'fun' winter project...
I found black dye reciepe on the net...
-Julie (the newbee)

Francesca Thoolen <arilpums@comcast.net> wrote:
Would beet liquid from a can of beets also work as well? I'll be disposing of the liquid anyway.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: HYB-how do we apply pollen?

"Michael D. Greenfield" <mgreenfield@cinci.rr.com> wrote:
Yes, the pollen does stick to the cotton fibers on the q-tip
especially if you twirl it around on the stamen a bit. Hard to see the
light colored pollen, but its there.
Good winter project would to dye  a bunch of q-tips a dark color to see the pollen. They should be dry by spring.
Mike G

My daughter, who spins, weaves, and knits, uses Kool-Ade to dye fiber.  But I know dyes react differently to wool and cotton.  I'll ask her if Kool-ade is a good cotton dye.
Or I could just stick a q-tip into some strong Kool-Ade and see if it fries colored, and save my daughter some time.
All kinds of Kool-Ade work, giving different colors.
Cheap and readily availible.  And if you forget and stick it in your mouth, no harm done.

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