Category: eco dyeing

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...

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...