Indigo!

Jun. 30th, 2009 05:21 am
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I've just started playing with natural dyes, first picking them out of my back yard and then, when I got tired of turning things yellow, buying them. So far I've used madder (my method was problematic, but I just wanted yarn that wasn't YELLOW) and indigo, and I am sort of in love with the magic of indigo (I used the Jacquard pre-reduced indigo kit).

Pics of dandelion dye, one of three skeins of various yellow (don't even talk to me about red cabbage, I discovered I just can't stand the smell long enough to dye things with it), a couple of madder dyed yarn, and mostly indigo! are over here at my flickr account.

This weekend I'm planning to do either alkanet (if I remember to pick up isopropyl alcohol) or cochineal, more updates as events warrant. ;)

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Date: 2009-07-01 01:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] holyschist
Cabbage isn't worth the effort, I don't think. Cochineal, however, is almost as fun as indigo!

The rose petal yellow (?!) is very nice.

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Date: 2009-07-01 04:35 pm (UTC)
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)
From: [personal profile] holyschist
I haven't tried alkanet yet, but my local fiber group is doing a dye weekend with Bjo from Griffin Dyeworks in a couple weeks and it's on the list (terribly excited, need to skein and mordant a lot of embroidery floss and order some silk scarves and get some wool yarn to dye wool samples).

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