Saturday, 18 July 2009

Last but definitely not least.

We stopped and had a long chat to the Dyer. One hundred per cent natural dyes. The dyes used to produce some of the lovely colours in her basket were - walnut, weld, woad, madder and cochineal.
Some of the paler reds and pinks were obtained by using exhausted dye baths. Clever stuff and something I intend to have a go at soon. I have been collecting onion skins for ages and have a good stash now. So watch this space for Natural Dyed Fabrics.

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