Here it is. The results of my native CA grape dye. It’s pretty different from the vat color (see previous posts). The wool/alpaca yarn was mordanted with alum and oak tannin, the silk was not mordanted, the cotton/linen blend was mordanted with alum. And this morning I put in some Sashiko thread and a wool/silk blend yarn...so it’ll be interesting to see what happens with that. It’s all about the experimenting! #forageddye#naturaldye#californiagrapes
#Repost Thank you @maddaforcella and your team for your masterwork creating this handmade, handspun rug. We can't wait to install it in our San Francisco project. @artforliving #martinyoungdesign#inprogress
We all, if not most, have special doilies that were passed down to us from our loved ones. They are beautiful, intricate pieces that take time and love to make and we keep them as pleasant reminders of our families history.
Rather than keeping these pieces tucked away, we made them new by using natural dyes like turmeric, marigold flower and black catechu!
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Make it: https://lexiscleankitchen.com/naturally-colored-frosting/
I’ve been wanting to take my classic buttercream frosting recipe from my cookbook and color them completely naturally for so long now! We’ve finally done it and created five gorgeous naturally colored frosting or icing flavors that are super easy to make using DIY natural food dyes!
Not the most beautiful photo, but a final update on that eucalyptus experiment— the pink on top is avocado, of course, my favorite — and the ochre below is what I got from my dried eucalyptus leaf collecting... not a color that will make it into my wardrobe any time soon. But for napkins? Ok, I suppose. Congrats to my dear friend on her new marriage, here’s to many a delicious dinner in your new life 💝
Two pots and 4 scarves in the dye pots today. Getting ready for VIP night at the collective. These are on step 2 of dye process. They will all adventure into the process of over-dyeing. My new favorite realm i am exploring. Marigolds sourced from the Episcopal church tight here in ogden. Walnut, iron and logwood in the other bath. #plantdye#botanicaldye#naturaldye#localcolor
I’ve been eagerly anticipating my lil firecracker safflowers!! 🤩🧡💥They are pretty much nature’s show offs because they give yellow(duh) but also...wait for it: PINK! 😱🎆💗 #safflower#naturaldye @grandprismaticseed
En el parque de al lado de casa hay un roble y a sus pies hay un montón de agallas cargadas de taninos que voy recolectando en los paseos con el perro. El agujerito es la salida del bicho que vivía dentro, así que mejor llevarse sólo las "deshabitadas". Así el insecto sigue con su vida en el parque y molestamos lo menos posible. Me hace ilusión porque es la primera vez que me las encuentro o que soy capaz de reconocerlas 🌱