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BLACK - wild grapes, hickory bark, alder bark, dogwood bark, mountain mahogany bark

BLACK - wild grapes, hickory bark, alder bark, dogwood bark, mountain mahogany bark

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-----purple dye from lichens-great article.

GREEN - moss, algae, lily-of-the-valley leaves, juniper berries

GREEN - moss, algae, lily-of-the-valley leaves, juniper berries

The majority of natural dyes, whether chemical dyes or natural dyes, adhere to the fiber through a chemical bond. With straight dye and fiber, this bond is easy to degrade and break. However, some compounds can cause the dye to adhere to the fiber. These compounds are called mordants, and are usually metal salts. Natural …

If youve wondered what mordants do for natural dyes, here is a quick overview of the top Natural Dye Mordants.

Plant Mordants  1. Staghorn Sumac-in photo 2. Rhubarb as a mordant 3. Juniper as a mordant  www.wildcolours.co.uk

Plant-based mordants for natural dyeing --Staghorn Sumac as a natural dye mordant

MAIWA: Natural Dyes - About The Organic Indigo Vat

Great explanation of basic chemistry of indigo dye vat using fermentation and nontoxic chemicals.

Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes: Amazon.es: Jenny Dean: Libros en idiomas extranjeros

Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes by Jenny Dean

Plant materials make beautiful dyes. Materials are shredded, soaked in water and cooked down. Almost anything can be used for dyeing: Bark, berries, weeds, wildflowers, garden plants, mushrooms and lichens.

Plant materials make beautiful dyes. Materials are shredded, soaked in water and…

Nice! Black beans. Soak them for 48 hours, soak cloth in soymilk for 24 hours, then rinse. Soak cloth in three days. All cool.

Soak them for 48 hours, soak cloth in soymilk for 24 hours, then rinse. Soak cloth in three days.

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