Category: eco dyeing

A little thread dyeing

A friend who is working on an embroidery project asked me where to get some naturally dyed threads. After giving her some suggestions of vendors, I offered to dye some myself. I don’t have...

Rustic piano-hinge book

I realized a book that I had been visualizing for a long time. Quite satisfying. This book was a monthly project from Vintage Page Design’s Handmade Book Club. I knew I wanted to use...

Dyeing pages

I have not been very enthusiastic about dyeing this year. Have let a lot of the dyeing season pass by already. But pushed myself to get the equipment out to dye paper for a...

Boreal sunset book

A little book 4” high x 3-1/4” wide. The covers are scraps of an eco-printed paper toned with watercolors. I’ve been saving them for awhile, waiting for a use to arise. I dyed the...

Quiet ingredients

I finished these two books this week, following Ali Manning’s instructions in her Handmade Book Club for the “slim case binding.” The colors are subdued and quiet. They give a feeling of peace when...

Woodsy booklets

I finished binding this group of eco-printed booklets. They look and feel great together. The interior pages are dyed also, the larger ones with eco-prints, the two small ones with black walnut. The bindings...

Dyeing with extracts – wrapup

I brought home two plastic bottles of dye from the dyeing workshop and used these leftovers to dye some additional fabric and yarn samples. Here’s some photos.