Category: eco dyeing

Delicious dyes

More jar-dyeing. Showing off the delicious wet colors before they dry and fade. At top is silk organza, below is the lovely raw silk. The bright yellow is goldenrod.

Bundle dyeing with plant friends

I was pleased with my jar-dyed silk strips, but I could not resist bundling them up with some plant material to make some eco-prints. I should have done twice as many strips, so I...

Jar dyeing

I have to approach dyeing as casually as possible, or I don’t do it because it seems too overwhelming. The setup here was a collection of pint-size glass jars, some extracts and a bit...

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...