Category: eco dyeing

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...

Scoured and snowed on

Although the holidays are bearing down and it is not time to start a major dyeing project, I did manage to scour these two tops purchased from Maiwa. I hung them outside on the...

Stab binding with leaves

This work in progress had been sitting on my table for a few months. When the time for the bindathon arrived, I took the steps needed to finish it. First, the cover was very...

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...