Did you know that textiles dyed with plant dyes can be good for you?As a part of my personal search for a healthier lifestyle, I am on an ongoing quest to learn more about natural plant dyes, their uses and how to achieve the range of colours that plant dyes can produce. In this age… Continue reading Plant Dyes and Your Health
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
Eucalyptus Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose FibresOn a recent trip to Greece, I collected some Eucalyptus leaves and took them home in my suitcase. I let them dry and then crushed them for use in my dyepot.
Brazilwood Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose FibresCaesalpinia Sappan for 100 grams of fibre20 grams Brazilwood powder – Caesalpinia Sappan