Tags » Dyeing

Show and tell

Margaret felted scarf cut from a circle to form a snake scarf, dark wine coloured with small pieces of silk felted into the scarf.

Meryl  shared a large spun ball of First Edition tops in various shades of blue. 142 more words

Spinning

Textile Tidbits: Asian Textile Studies - Update

OATG members David and Sue Richardson have just uploaded a new section on Lau Wuti Kau – tubeskirts from the island of Sumba decorated with shells – to their website, … 40 more words

Far East Asia

'Crocus-coloured' fabric experiments

The first item on Dorian Gray’s list is: “the great crocus-coloured robe, on which the gods fought against the giants, that had been worked by brown girls for the pleasure of Athena.” So my first job was to do some research and produce some crocus-coloured fabric. 446 more words

Experimenting

Saxon Blue

I used liquid Saxon Blue dye from Dharma Trading.  I simmered everything with alum and cream of tartar for an hour and then let cool. Then I simmered the dye in water for an hour before adding fiber, simmered another hour then cooled and rinsed. 98 more words

Dyeing

Logwood

I used powdered logwood from Dharma Trading. Some moisture had gotten into the bag during storage so I wasn’t sure if it would work, but it doesn’t seem to have affected the quality of the dye. 246 more words

Dyeing

Cutch

I used powdered Cutch from Dharma Trading and used alum as the mordant. I simmered everything with alum and cream of tartar for an hour and then let cool. 38 more words

Dyeing