Monday, June 01, 2009

Natural Dyeing

or look at what I did this weekend....... Yay!! Yay!! Yay!! I went on a Natural Dye workshop at West Dean College and had a lovely, fascinating and educational time. I think it was great fun also because this is the first time in 2.5 years that I've managed to have some time to myself without hubby and children. 2 nights and almost 3 whole days - it was good.

I had fun learning about indigo dyeing, using different natural dye stuffs - madder, brazilwood, weld, golden rod, persian berries, logwood, marigold, using mordants and finding stuff from the garden to dye up - like using mint leaves, solomon's seal and dandelion root. Here's some of my samples.




4 comments:

Kim in Oregon said...

These are gorgeous! I tried natural dyeing last summer and will dye some more again this summer, but I was scared to do indigo dyeing. Good for you to tackle this!

Jackie said...

nice colours.

Carol said...

Oooooh! FUN!!!!!

Kathy said...

Oh I LOVE those blues. Fantastic fun and great outcome. Take time for you!