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Natural Dyeing Take 5: Leaves and Berries

apple leaves natural dyeing

A Natural Dye Garden – Plant to Dye Pot – Part I

apple leaves, fermented 30 days/w water, pre-mordanted with alum & cream of tartar.

Sorazora Blog: NATURAL DYEING WITH LILY POLLEN

A current experiment with natural dyes involves using lily pollen. I have tried with a very small quantity of pollen used to colour hemp woo.

Yarns dyed with preparation of Xanthoria parietina lichen and elderberry, natural dyes, rhubarb leaf mordant

Yarns dyed with preparation of Xanthoria parietina lichen and elderberry, natural dyes, rhubarb leaf mordant

44 Clovers: A Story of 3 Lichens; a tutorial in lichen dye experimentation

44 Clovers: A Story of 3 Lichens; a tutorial in lichen dye experimentation The light yellow/ apricot is from the Lobaria. The middle pink purple is Xanthoria after a day in sunlight. The garnet/ wine color is Umbilicaria.

Yarns dyed with lichen.  More technical details on how to use the dye.  Protect the metal/dye with plastic bag between lid and jar.

Yarns dyed with lichen. More technical details on how to use the dye. Protect the metal/dye with plastic bag between lid and jar.

Natural Dyeing: Blackberry  This blog has all sorts of natural yarn working info

DIY natural yarn dyeing with blackberries . this site has a few other natural dyes with amazing results.

Black Beans as a Natural Dye on Wool | by Herb Knitter

Tutorial: Black Beans (+baking soda+alun) as a Natural Dye on Wool can turn out blue OR green.

notes on dyeing with madder

Natural Dyeing – Madder

notes on dyeing with madder

I Am Kate: How to Make Blue Using Black Turtle Beans

When I first started dyeing wool, I thought that blue could only be obtained from indigo and woad, both of which I would have to buy on the .

Logwood is native to central america and mexico.  These shades are acceptable for nobility and merchant class, but would have been too expensive for peasants.

Logwood natural dye extract image for information only - Logwood is post Viking, as it comes from the Americas

I got a nice pale yellow on my homespun wool with Queen Anne’s Lace. Also known as wild carrot, this grows wild all over the northwest. Credit goes to Jenny Dean and her book Wild Color. Have…

Natural Dyeing: Queen Anne’s Lace

I got a nice pale yellow on my homespun wool with Queen Anne’s Lace. Also known as wild carrot, this grows wild all over the northwest. Credit goes to Jenny Dean and her book Wild Color.