Tag Archive: natural dyeing

Second life with new color

Last week was a little warmer, so I decided to do some natural dyeing. Dry and warm weather means I can work outside (and make less mess indoors…). I had some samples from… I don’t know how long ago, of… (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Fibre Art

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Summertime…

Sort of… not exactly summer-warm around here but we make the best of it and by that I mean that I ran outside when it’s dry, sit on my chair by the magnolia and lilac trees and eat a salad… (READ MORE)

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Yarn

I took some time off this week to tidy up my little studio.  I’m not the tidiest of persons so I have to make a conscious effort to stop, look around… and put things back in their place. I cleared… (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Fibre Art, Spinning

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textiles + ceramics

oh the panic! 🙂 yes yes I’m still interested in textiles. I still have half a head boiling with textile ideas. Ceramics has always been in my life. I think I started with it when I was 5yrs old and… (READ MORE)

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Back in the studio

Time flyes when you are having fun… and sleeping very little 🙂 Slowly I’m trying to go back to the studio. First day in there was used to clean up and put some order because frankly I do not know… (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Fibre Art, Spinning

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that’s red!

Well, the pot of weld full of cotton, bamboo, wool and fabrics; completely disappointed me. Only pale yellows, almost imperceptible.  I had dyed before with weld and the result was a furiously bright yellow: That was silk cap on wool…. (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Fibre Art

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Natural Yellow dyes…

I haven’t done all the yellows I wanted to do, so it’s a work in progress. Im still waiting for the tanseys to flower. This year there seem to be none of them around. Maybe there is another dyer doing… (READ MORE)

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Picking up after the rain…

So many months wondering where the rain was… well, here it is. All at once! In the few dry spells during the day, I go out and prepare more dyes. It is now the time. Natural dyestuffs, flowers, leaves… they… (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Green Life

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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… (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Fibre Art

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Botanical Colours: Alkanet

Monika and I keep trying out natural dyestuff to find out what colour variations we can get. This time we gave Alkanet root (Alkanna Tinctoria)  a try. If you try this at home, do please open every window or better… (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Fibre Art

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Still dyeing

The logwood dye bath I prepared last week was not going to die out that easily. I actually kept dyeing more stuff in order to exhaust that first dyebath. So I started looking around for whatever fabrics, wool, silk I… (READ MORE)

Dyeing, Fibre Art

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Dyeing Project moving forward

Today starts a new section here which will be updated every 2 weeks… hopefully…. If planets are aligned, kids don’t get sick, or school goes on vacation again; Monika and I will be posting about our natural dyeing endeavours. Monika… (READ MORE)

Dyeing

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