I have seen several references to dyeing yarns with Ivy vines, but none of them seem to have any detailed instructions. Since Ivy is very plentiful in the neighbouring fields and paths near me, I thought I would give it a try.
Flame of the Forest Natural Plant DyeButea monospermafor 100 grams of fibre20 grams Flame of the Forest Dye Powder
I gathered some Eucalyptus leaves during a recent visit to Corfu. Eucalyptus makes a wonderful dye, both from the leaves and the bark.I dyed both wool and some cellulose fabrics (linen and cotton)
We planted an espalier apple tree 2 years ago when we moved to our new property. This year we had our first successful apple crop.
Alkanet Root Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose FibresAlkana Tinctoria for 100 grams of fibre20 grams Alkanet Root Rhubarb Dye PowderSoak the Alkanet in a glass jar overnight with a bit of alcohol. This helps to release the dye pigment from the Alkanet. I leave the jar outside as the alcohol fumes can be… Continue reading Alkanet Root Dye
Himalayan Rhubarb Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose FibresRheum Emodi for 100 grams of fibre20 grams Himalayan Rhubarb Dye Powder