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!
The Iso Dye Club ecourse reflection
The live round of the Iso Dye Club has come to an end, although new students are still welcome to join and will be able to work through the ecourse at their own pace. It has been the most wonderful…
Acorn Dye — Acre
I grew up in woods filled with white oak trees. The big beautiful trees would drop their tiny capped seeds each season, covering the ground with a blanket of acorns. As I have experimented more with natural dyeing, I have discovered acorns produce incredible colors in the dye bath. On their own, the
Shopper's Diary: Natural Flower Dyes and Silk Scarves, from Cara Marie Piazza - Gardenista
As a florist and flower lover, I like to see flowers put to good use. The downside of working in the world of floral design is that there's a considerable
A Story of 3 Lichens; a tutorial in lichen dye experimentation
“I find myself inspecting little granules as it were on the bark of trees little shields or apothecia springing from a thallus such is the mood of my mind and I call it studying…" ~ Thoreau I’m not sure when I first fell in love with lichens. Not just an appreciation for these tiny leafy growths, but a deep curiosity that has lead me down a path of reverence for what lichens are, how they grow, how they contribute to our planet, and the secrets they hold inside their thin layers. Through…
Shibori rust dyeing
Long-term readers of this blog may remember that a couple of years ago our house was really badly flooded when the water tank in the loft overflowed while we were on holiday. :-( We came back to a …
How to Make, Bottle and Label DIY Black Walnut Ink - Lil Blue Boo
How to Make, Bottle and Label Your Own DIY Black Walnut Ink. Collect those walnuts in the yard and save them to make homemade ink.
How to make natural black dye with acorns - La creative mama
Learn how to make natural and organic black dye with acorns by using iron water as a modifier. Step by step tutorial. Easy to follow instructions.