All these fabrics came out of the jars that had been left in a sunny window for three July weeks. The three on left are the results of raspberries and red wine. (the orange piece used to be yellow cotton velveteen) The two small green ones were coloured with onion skins and the final four are from the day lily jars. They had more colour before rinsing. The three pieces on the left are the result of an experiment of heating the the solar liquid. Negligible result. The two pieces on the right were steeped 24 hours in a dye produced from frozen day lilies and alum. The fabrics in this photo are either silk velvet or wool and were pre-mordanted with alum and cream of tartar. They were originally white. The four jars left in the sunny window for three weeks developed mould. Day lilies steeped with un-mordanted cotton did not have much results. Raspberries and wine - well yes.The frozen rose petals were so gorgeous and gave a heavenly scent but no colour in warm water. The frozen day lilies were the most successful of these experiments, and gave out their pink colour immediately. In fact, when I added a little alum and cream of tartar powders, the water turned a deep purple and had good results.