Friday, 30 March 2012

Tried & Tested: Natural Dyes

On this fabulous sunny day, I stained my fingers with Logwood Chips in an effort to produce some lovely samples for the website and instead became enamoured with the craft of dyeing using plants.
Top left to bottom right, samples included Merino wool prefelt, cotton fabric,
silk fabric, Mohair yarn, 80% wool / 20% nylon yarn, and paper yarn
Fustic Chips and Logwood Chips
The different fibre content absorbed the colours in different ways. The purple of the Logwood Chips was quite consistent while the colour from the Fustic Chips ranged from creamy yellow to mustard.
The dyed swatches of materials   
Visit our Fact File page on the website to find out more about this Natural Dyeing experiment - and learn from my mistakes!

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