Friday, August 24, 2012

More Dyeing

I have been trying a variety of natural dyes in the past couple days and they are beautiful. My fears that everything would be brown is unfounded (although I do have a few beautiful tans and browns).

I first tried sage from my garden. I got the most wonderful light green.

Next I tried some flower buds from my prodigious Virginia Creeper and got one of the great browns.

I wanted more colors so next I tried Paprika. I got a very faint reddish brown color but wasn’t very impressed.

While I was in my spice cupboard, I dyed with some Turmeric and WOW! The yellow is vibrant and intense!

I am having fun experimenting with the different dyes and can’t wait to try something else from my kitchen. 

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