Sunday, 11 July 2010
Bits and Pieces from the Dye Garden
I had been getting ready for a workshop with a lovely group of ladies known as the Fiesty Felters in Shrewsbury making and painting fine felt with extract dyes. Here on the line are samples of the ten dyes we used.
Logwood purple, Bodfari green, , Fustic, Annatto, Madder,Pomegrante Lac.Cutch waste,Cochineal and Logwood grey.
The Silk caps were painted with all ten dyes. I didn't have time to take photos of the workshop -but it seemed to go well. They were nice and very talented bunch who bought a lot! Particularly my inks . I sold all I took bar a few bottles and am now completely out of bronze and blue so will need to get going on those. Both are complicated and take time.
Top:marigold ( tagetes spp), Coreopsis spp, Cosmos spp.
And finally a pot of yarrow. The fibres were a pale yellow. I added a bit of ammonia to brighten the yellow and left it overnight and now it has gone slightly green. I will rinse it out to day and see what the colour is then but it looks an intriguing greeny yellow.