Growing Colour Tyfu Lliw
After two weeks of work experience Tara and I had amongst other things dyed 2 kilos of merino, handpainted 1 kilo and 20 silk caps. New Solar pots are: Madder and Logwood, and Mullein with a copper mordant -made using copper piping and acetic acid. It is this which is dyeing the fibres turquoise at the moment!
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Herbs/Spices for Natural Dyes. Good for soaps, clothes etc. Black: black walnut, alder Brown: burdock, comfrey, fennel, onion, geranium Gold: goldenrod, plantain, safflower, agrimony Blue: indigo, elder, elecampane Pink: bloodroot, chicory, madder Green: agrimony, angelica, betony, coltsfoot, foxglove, marjoram, rosemary, tansy, yarrow Gray: poplar, raspberry Red: dandelion, St. Johns Wort, sweet woodruff, hops
Natural Dyeing with Bougainvillea
I started natural dyeing with these beautiful bougainvillea on 28th March. So excited that it is finally done and the colours are so beautiful and soft. The following scene might be a little disturbing for some people... but this is simply beautiful.. Ultra Merino is for me! Hapii Feet Merino/Mulberry Silk DK and New Sock.
Natural dyes: their history and how to make them
A comment on one of my hubs, that on the negative effects of the petroleum and of the petrochemical industry, has led me to write this article, to demonstrate that man could easily survive and have all that he wishes for, even without polluting the...