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Journal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, vol. 7, no. 6 (June 1891) #dyesamples #wool

normal range of British natural dye samples that could be obtainable by Vikings using firbog clubmoss in Viking dyeing sites. This plant naturally accretes alum in it's roots

dyeing with black beans... You just use the water you soak the beans in, so you still can cook with the beans. Results range from blues to greens.

at Day In & Day Out: Mineral Dye: Copper Penny Blue

AtelierOM..."Natural dyes in India: each region has its own formula for treating cloth, ie. predye, secret additives, mordants and the water - its all about the water and of course the seasons."

How to dye yarn at home without chemicals. Just food dye and vinegar!

Have you every tried dying your own yarns using acidic dyes? So Crafty lensmaster tailsandsnouts has tips for doing just that, which can be found here:

Surface design is blessed with a marvelous cornucopia of materials, techniques and tools. Lesley Richmond has harnessed many of them in her search for a unique, communicative visual language. She delights and surprises us with the botany of her deeply arresting artistic vision. Lesley's alchemical blending of dye, paint, printing, devoré, rust, silk, viscose and velvet combine in a comprehensive body of challenging work."

from The Easy Blues

Natural Dyeing: Colours from the Supermarket

This is the second part of my roundup of all the different natural dyes I have been experimenting on during the past year. The first part was about collecting yourself from the nature, but not ever... More

Yards by the Gram: how to determine how many yards you have by weighing your yarn, from Yarn School by Over the Rainbow Yarn.