The silk I use for nuno felting comes in white and I don't like how it looks when combined with dark wool. I know I will eventually use commercial dyes for silk but I don't know what color I want and you have to use all sorts of chemicals to make the dye fix to the fabric and I just didn't want to deal with that yesterday so I played around with some things you can find in your kitchen. Above from left to right we have onion skins, coffee grounds, and red food coloring. I simmered the silk in them for about an hour. And I pre-wet the silk before I submerged it.
This is onion skins. (I made a fantastic pasta dish for lunch yesterday that I will report on later that used three onions. Sigh, the sacrifices I must make for my art.)
I am very pleased with the outcome. The left is the onion skin. The center is the food coloring. It looks white but is actually a very nice shade of pink. And on the right is the coffee. The may not be light resistant, but I am not too worried for now.
I want to play with putting yellow, orange, red, and brown wool over the onion skin and coffee silk and put pink and fuchsia wool over the pink.