Monday, May 4, 2015
More Adventures in Natural Dyeing
Yes, I've been at it again, I just can't stop! The most amazing results and surprises have come about, a few disappointments as well, but that is all part of the learning process.
The biggest "Wow" moment came from dyeing with black turtle beans. Depending on the fabric I used, I got deep blues to bright purple. My neighbors must have though I was a bit crazy when I was exclaiming over the results. Oh let's just face it, the neighbors thought that already.
I also tried dyeing with some Madder root and played with folding and clipping techniques. This is really fun and creates the most interesting designs.
The Blueberries on vintage kimono silk was another surprise, I didn't think that the color would be so saturated and delicious looking!
An experiment in over-dyeing created the loveliest green.
I'm even dyeing embroidery floss and loving the results.
Now, if I could just stop dyeing everything I can get my hands on and actually make something from my experiments! All in good time.
Happy Monday everyone!