Tag Archives: natural dyeing

Pandagirl’s Year in Review 2016

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and are ready for the New Year. It’s almost the end of 2016 and looking back on the things I’ve done, there seems to be a few themes. I did a lot of … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing with Cutch, Rhubarb and Indigo

This summer I’ve been playing with a lot of natural dyes with the help of Cathy (Luvswool).  This is the third in my series of natural dyeing experiments. As with the other dyeing sessions all the silk and wool rovings … Continue reading

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Playing with Natural Dyes Part 2

I’ve been trying out different natural dyes using similar materials.  This time I tried alkanet roots and logwood with and without iron. Here are the alkanet roots before preparation which took two days to get ready to use. The logwood … Continue reading

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Playing with Natural Dyes Part 1

With summer finally here in the US, it’s wonderful to see color in the yard and all around.  I recently had lunch with Cathy (Luvswool) and she showed me some of the prints and natural dyeing she’s been doing with … Continue reading

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Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Sutherland one of our forum members who had the good fortune to visit the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year. Thanks for the post Elizabeth! I had a free ticket Southwest Airline … Continue reading

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Dyeing with Plants

Our guest artist today is Cathy Wycliff (Luvswool).  She shares her adventure into dyeing with plants. Recently I went to the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas for a two-week artists’ retreat. My plan was to spend two whole weeks felting with … Continue reading

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Cochineal and Indigo Dyeing

Yesterday my friend Linda and I did some natural dying with cochineal and indigo.  She had purchased a kit with several kinds of natural dye stuffs and instructions. We decided on cochineal and indigo so we could get fuchsia, blue … Continue reading

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