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Learning: Dyeing Hand Towels

The snow for ice-dyeing is gone for the moment, but I needed an antidote to shuffling tax papers. You rarely see terry cloth towels in any but solid colors, but I’ve been intrigued about whether they’d make good subjects. I … Continue reading

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Earth Cloth: Avocado Pits

Instructions for dyeing cloth with avocado pits are here>>>

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Earth Cloth: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

In my fascination with textile arts, I keep wanting to make “eco-prints,” or rich patterns on cloth using botanical material. Here in the northern hemisphere, it isn’t really the season, so I decided to experiment with the onion skins I’d … Continue reading

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Natural Dye Experiment: Dandelions

The dandelions are in bloom! I’d love to try dandelion greens on my salad or take a shot at making dandelion wine, but I don’t trust the safety of suburban lawns and roadsides. So we’ll make some dye. ¬†[continued here>>>]

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Natural Dye Experiment: Red Cabbage

Spring is officially here but it’s nowhere near warm enough to start our backporch dyeing projects. So… I set out to use some leftover red cabbage for a little kitchen-based color. I used the recipes in Sasha Duerr’s Handbook of … Continue reading

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Overdyeing my perky prints

As my Red Project continues, I decided to experiment with some too-bright-white prints that I got at the remnant store. They are at the bottom of the photo at the top. –¬†Continued here>>>

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