Category: eco dyeing

Gladdening

It is a trick, or should I call it a technique, that I’m learning. Grace called it brightening, but I know it as gladdening. Gladdening the heart. That’s the phrase that comes to my...

Fresh color

A new color wheel, design shared by my friend who got it from her teacher. Primaries, secondaries, tertiaries and an inner circle of neutralized colors (a bit of complementary added). I’m working on some...

March energy

I’m just acting as if spring is going to arrive. I have faith, although the weather is still wintry. I feel energetic about gardening. I started some leek, shallot, cipollini, and celery seeds indoors....

Tiny indigo harvest

I was feeling embarrassed about my neglected dye garden and was continuing to ignore it. But an Instagram account I follow posted about her experiments dyeing little pieces of cloth with a small amount...

Late summer dyeing

My blogs were down for awhile. I changed something that had a drastic effect and it has taken awhile to get back to posting. My gardening blog is still not working right, in fact....

RFD Linen squares

RFD = ready for dyeing It was quite handy to have a stash of precut, prescoured, pre-soyatreated, cured linen squares. When the urge to dye strikes, I can just grab one and throw it...

Avocado dye

After a lot of procrastination, it finally became time to dye with all the avocado skins and pits I’ve been saving up for the past six months or so. Need the freezer space. I...