Category: Dye Plants

Dyeing Fiber Naturally

Harvest marigold flowers now to make a dye. English photo. By Kari Luehman and Bill Huntington, Hope Spinnery The beauty of our natural world encompasses all colors, and many natural dyers attest to the fact that everything dyed using mother nature’s colors will blend together with grace. Nothing clashes, and no colors are richer or

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Dyeing with Indigo

Cynthia Thayer of the Wednesday Spinners demonstrated dyeing with indigo at the 2004 Common Ground Country Fair. “Two problems make indigo a dye unlike any other dye in the universe,” said Cynthia Thayer at the 2004 Common Ground Country Fair. It does not dissolve in water, nor does it adhere to material. “It’s also the

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