The many shades of black walnut. 😍 This is the dye plant that keeps giving. I was completely amazed by how much dye I extracted from just a handful of walnut husks! Have you tried dyeing with walnut husks? I'm currently editing a dyeing tutorial on this magical dye plant... #nofilter#blackwalnutdye
Autumn and silk ribbon 👌🍁🍂
This sumptuous dark chocolate silk ribbon will be in the shop soon - or just DM me if you can’t wait! This is seriously my most favourite shade right now! And of course all made with natural plant dyes in my kitchen.
A colour story from our recent launch ✨ ... Red Pangea, named after the original supercontinent 🌏 and Yellow Fontana, a geometric design inspired by flowing water 💦 Patterns inspired by the natural elements.... also, pink and yellow 🌸🌕💥
And that’s a wrap. My second book for @skyhorsepub has gone to print. I’m so grateful that I had a chance to write this book. Helping people raise farm animals is my passion. I can talk about it all day long! And often, I do! The Good Living Guide to Keeping Sheep and Other Fiber Animals will be released in February. It is available for preorder. I’ll add the link to my #linktreeinbio Wherever you are in your fiber, wool, and yarn journey, this book is for you. #authorsofinstagram#writer#yarnfarmer#freerangeyarn#naturaldyes#raisingsheep#mohair#iamcountryside
Fibreshed member @thesheepishspinner shared a little about why she uses natural dyes! #Repost ・・・
Quite a few people have been asking me why I choose to dye my yarns and fibre with plants. There are quite a few reasons. First, even though I’m not a super excellent environmentalist, I like knowing that the colour is natural. No man made chemicals. Second, the fact is I like knowing what has created the colour. Used tea bags, marigold blossoms, stinging nettles, logwood bark and madder are just some of the plants that have found their way into my dye pot. Third, I really like history. The knowledge that I’m using the same dyestuff that has been used for centuries by other (mostly) women thrills me. Last, I enjoy chaos (to a certain extent). While I can usually get fairly consistent results, there are times when colours will turn out different then expected. The amount of rain and sun along with the soil that the plant grows in, can all effect the final results..... and I love it #indiedyersofinstagram#naturaldyes#yarnmakesmehappy#winnipegmakers#madeinmanitoba
Feeling like a scientist right now, testing how the butterfly pea tea reacts to different ph. It turns more purple with a drop of lemon and more blue with some milk. All this interesting experimenting to get the right colour for Lukas birthday cake tomorrow. Thanks for the tea bag @loved_and_free xx
. ElemenTo . Olá pessoas que me seguem! Muitos devem ter visto em meu perfil que nos últimos meses venho fazendo testes e experimentos com tingimento natural. Após muitos meses de planejamento e reflexões anuncio que em parceria com a Tuanny (@escolaziperebotoes) estamos lançando nossa marca, a ElemenTo. Todas as peças são feitas por nós duas, eu faço a parte da criação de estampas e cores naturais, enquanto a Tuanny costura tudo. A quem tenha interesse, vou deixar aqui o perfil da nossa marca > @elemento.tt #tingimentonatural#impressaobotanica#naturaldyes#ecoprint#naturalprint#coresnaturais#naturalcolor
I have 2 of these moon mama mumus left with flower of life moon phase spinal activation! I am not going to be putting these on the website as I only have one of each color. They are $115 each (including shipping), DM to claim! .
Hand sewn organic cotton & hemp, hand dyed with plants, heart infused.
Experimenting with natural dye ink. The two darker ones is avocado with rust and tea and the pink one is red amaranth locally grown by @landetoss. Love the pale but warm palette. A bit different from the bright and rich riso colours!
All the blues! 🔵The KentCLOTH ‘Autumnal discovery of natural colour’ got off to a flying start On Sunday. @fergustheforager delivered the most informative workshop and it was brilliant to meet so many people with an interest in natural dyes.
Thank you to @doddingtonplacegardens for
Hosting the event in the most stunning location and just to top it off the sun was shining too!
We experimented with a range of berries, barks and fungi which I will share soon. I had to start with all the blues, as when Fergus posted his discovery of Farges Harlequin Glorybower berries,
I was intrigued by the discovery of a local blue. We experimented with applying the colour directly to the paper and cloth, as well as heating the berries to create a dye. Really exciting results. You’ll also see a picture of a book ‘ ‘The Great Blueness’ read beautifully by both Katherine & Fergus a fabulous intro to the day and the KentCLOTH project. Thanks to both @fergustheforager & Katherine.🌟and thanks to
@aceagrams for supporting
An exciting year ahead of both research and exploring the concept of a local cloth. -
Introducing WAFTA member Anne Williams. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO WAFTA? In the 1990s I was urged by a friend, who told me I have to join! WHAT TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS DO YOU USE? A wide variety of techniques, hand stitch, investigating pigments from the natural world, artist books, finding the potential of recycled materials. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON? Daily hand stitching practice leading to an artist in residence and exhibition at MJAC in 2019 with the theme ‘Experiencing time through the lens of hand stitching’. WHAT INSPIRES YOU? How the creative process helps us to become full human beings.