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Dyes of antiquity: Carmine cochineal

Cochineal is another of the dyes I received from the Guild and used at the workshop a while back.  In fact, there was a choice of cochineals.  260 more words

Natural Dyeing

Spinning at the Fair

This week was Fair Week in The Valley, and for me that means demonstrating spinning sheep’s wool into yarn every evening!

I look forward to it every year! 13 more words


Dyes of antiquity: Madder root

Three cheers for dried madder root!

You may remember that I acquired some through the Guild.  I set out by pouring boiling water over it twice, and draining off the resulting liquid.  278 more words

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