Wednesday, October 8, 2014

More Natural Dyeing

The rewards for working with plant dyes are subtle but complex and beautiful colour. And... Mostly a fragrant slightly earthy smelling dye shed. 
I love how the colours all go together and how so few dyestuffs can bring out many different colours.
Modified by heat, acid or alkali.
Plush buttercup yellow and plummy purple.
Even on a dull day like today the colours gently vibrate.
Enhanced by the fibres of silk, wool and alpaca.
These dyepots heat slowly and rest overnight, they take a while to show their true colours but are worth the wait.