Posts about natural dye

Autumn colour

22 October 2015

To make up for the less than successful attempt, I dyed a few skeins with some other, more reliable natural dyes, and I’m so happy with these beautiful autumn colours. All yarns were pre-mordanted with… Read more

Natural dyeing with lichen

20 October 2015

Having seen some brilliant shades of purple obtained from lichen on Jenny Dean‘s and other natural dying blogs, I’ve been keen to try it out for myself. Although they may seem common, they are slow… Read more

Dyeing deluge!

27 November 2013

When my regular partner in craft, ┬áJessica from The Toile and Trouble, expressed an interest having a go at hand-dyeing I of course obliged. Much fun was had, many methods tried and a rainbow of… Read more

Natural dyeing with onion skins

27 October 2013

Onion skins are one of the most readily available and reliable natural dyestuffs. If you want an easy introduction to natural dyeing, start collecting your onion skins! Follow these instructions for dying wool, silk or… Read more

Mordanting wool and protein fibres with alum

1 September 2013

If you want to dye wool, silk or other animal fibres using natural dyes, such as onion skins, you will need to use a mordant in order for the dye to bond with your yarn… Read more

Natural dyeing re-run

24 March 2010

I enjoyed Saturday’s dyeing session so much I couldn’t resist doing a bit more on Sunday. Here are the results: The logwood purple extract gave a good strong indigo-purple. My book told me that with… Read more