Thursday, 19 May 2011

Weld or is it a triffid?

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Its been growing in the greenhouse till Enys's  long suffering DH turfed it out to make way for the peppers.  It has started to seed so should  be bung full of dye. I am going to have one very big dye bath!

4 comments:

  1. Lovely harvest. I've had success drying weld, upside down with something to catch the maturing seeds. The dry leaves and stems don't lose any color, so it keeps for winter dye vats. Most other yellows that I've tried to dry lose some of the colour in the drying process, but not weld.

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  2. Lovely - though I rather wish it were a triffid....

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  3. well, just be careful that it isn't a triffid, in case it bites:))I just had a lucky find - I "inherited" a bag full of dyestuff, some cochineal, brazilwood, logwood, madder - and a bag full of weld, too:)) enough to fill my dye pots for some time to come....

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  4. Hi Thanks for the tip about drying weld and now it is drying in the studio it does not look so much like a Triffid. Oh your "inheritance" sounds fabulous Bettina I hope you enjoy dyeing with it.

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