Category: eco dyeing

Red Onionskin and Lady’s Mantle

I learned on Instagram that Lady’s Mantle will yield dye. So I cut a large bunch from the front of the house and made an extract with it. I still have a few squares...

Onion skin printing

Eco-printing occurs in its own time. Usually, it feels like too much to undertake. Then suddenly, it is fine, easy and fun. I’ve been saving onion skins in a bag near the kitchen counter....

Last tannin bath

I really love the way these garments look when laid out in the vernal pools in the preserve behind the house. I retrieved them this morning. There were other people in the woods, but...

Preparing for dye

Dyeing projects continue. I am interested in using soy milk as a plant-based alternative mordant. I think the soybeans I have were homegrown! The recipe I follow just takes 1/2 cup of beans, soaked...

Jar dyeing escapades

Jar dyeing threads is like the entry way to major dyeing efforts. It is so easy to start and then before I know it, I have a bunch of jars of dye stuff that...

Dye stuff

I am reluctant to dye, even though I have been saving dye stuff all winter. Something about dyeing in the winter, when the weather is cold and the winds are fierce. I should just...

Year end transformations

I’ve been working on dyeing some of the Maiwa garments over the holidays. The project has taken on a life of its own, as usually happens when I start dyeing. First I realized that...