natures colours

Excited! we have 8 dyers and 3 gofers (not golfers) + 2 little kiddies coming.
Any Q’s give me a ring.
Ideas of fibre: old woolen jumpers/blankets, silk threads, linen or lace, cotton fabric (not big amounts but a variety to sample)
Ideas for dye source: eucalyptus leaves, onion skins, frozen flowers, tea
WARM clothes for night time
The cottage has cutlery/plates etc
Bring your harmonica!

Dyeing with eucalypts on protein fibre:

  • weight loosely tied skeins of fibre or fabric
  • collect at least twice the weight of the fibre
  • cut up the leaves put in onion bag
  • cover with rain water and place in the fibre
  • bring to simmer and slow cook for al least an hour…longer time makes a deeper colour
  • take off heat and let it cool down over night
  • hand rinse in clean water and spin, hang in shade

There is a lot of information on the net and in the library.  Be inspired by nature’s colours!  …Mieke

garden cuttings
garden cuttings
onion skins
onion skins
Invite
Invite
unpacking the raw silk cloth
unpacking the raw silk cloth
welcome banners
welcome banners
eco prints on silk by Sue
eco prints on silk by Sue
subtle wool
subtle wool
plumbago dyed lace
plumbago dyed lace
reference  dye books
reference dye books
onion dyed of course
onion dyed of course
Lynda's woven  rug
Lynda’s woven rug
eucalyptus cineria
eucalyptus cineria
pomegranite
pomegranite
pre soak
pre soak
a dyers stash
a dyers stash
silk samples
silk samples
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