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https://flic.kr/p/2VeHVs | Berries, Natural Dyes | At the carpet weaving center we visited on our trip to Cappadocia in Turkey this past July. All the wool dyes are made from natural sources of flowers, berries, leaves, and/or bark.

Berries, Natural Dyes by Philosopher Queen. This was my first job with CW between college years: we built a fire, boiled some berries or leaves and dyed some wool spun by CW's Spinning and Weaving Shop.

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

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

Staghorn Sumac as a natural dye mordant (with instructions for Rhubarb and Juniper mordants as well)

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

Symphony in green. Vegetable dyed yarns from the 1930s that still has the labels saying what the yarn is dyed with. With the yarn some sweet chestnuts, elderflower berries and dried Echinops.  The platter and the weaving is also from the 1930s.  Styling  Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/ Of Spring and Summer.

Vegetable dyed yarns from the that still have the labels saying what the yarn is dyed with, including sweet chestnuts, elderflower berries and dried Echinops.

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

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

071514 blackberries ~ PURPLE - blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, rotten maple wood

071514 blackberries ~ PURPLE - blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, rotten maple wood

Use dandelions and alum to dye white yarn — the result is a lovely shade of yellow!

Natural Dyeing With Dandelions!

Use dandelions and alum to dye white yarn — the result is a lovely shade of yellow! {must try} (check site for more dye instructions)

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