Madder

The experiments continue… I must say I was surprised to get so many hues of this fiery red Madder provides. The mordant agent as well as the material which was being dyed, provided the variations.

This time it was almost all alum mordanted expect for the bamboo and cotton top which I first mordanted in soya milk, then alum and then soya milk again. Really looking forward to spinning those.

Here are the pics:

Check out Monika’s blog for her madder results!

12 Comments

  1. jen : painted fish studio

    your colors and photography are so beautiful!

    Reply
    1. Mariana (Post author)

      thanks Jen!

  2. red2white

    wow, I am amazed by the strenght of color on vegetable fibres!! Do you know how much dye have you used per fibres? My bamboo is among the palest.

    Reply
    1. Mariana (Post author)

      I made a dyebath with 200g of roots. With that dyebath I dyed everything… and I am still dyeing. It is worth saying that stuff remained in the pot for weeks, outside under the sun because I was busy with other stuff….

  3. Mitsy/ArtMind

    Looks like SO much work! But hey, the results are rad! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Mariana (Post author)

      it’s a lot of work but it is fun….. slow work… slow cloth… s low movement 🙂

  4. Julie Schubert

    Wow…. what a broad range of color! And all of them beautiful! Great job!!

    Reply
    1. Mariana (Post author)

      thanks! amazing how one can get different colours. Didnt even use modifiers!

  5. Martine

    Madder……… my alltime favorite! You did very good on it.
    XXXm

    Reply
    1. Mariana (Post author)

      thanks, Im still dyeing some stuff! so this isn’t over!

  6. Ingermaaike

    Ah such a fun playtime!

    Reply
    1. Mariana (Post author)

      Inge! So long no see! 🙂 underwater still?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *