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Building a Natural Dye Reference Library, Part 4 (and part 1 of 2)

After reading– poring over, really– A Dyer’s Garden by Rita Buchanan, I used her name as a search word on Amazon, which brought up the above gem, Dyes From Nature, by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record, published in 1990, with Rita Buchanan as the guest editor. 370 more words

The Weld in Lamb's Quarters

A couple of months ago, I planted some weld seeds in the single plot of dirt we have in our cement jungle front yard. I don’t think that dirt had been touched in  275 more words

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Cochineal and Osage Orange

I was able to order some cochineal from a farm in Oaxaca a couple of months ago, and I’ve been waiting for the right moment to use it. 215 more words

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All The Shades of Fennel, Saxon Blue, and Osage Orange

The range of color you can get from any dye is fascinating in itself, but when you throw in natural dyes, it gets even better. 306 more words

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Salvia Surprises

There’s a lot of salvia that grows around my neighborhood, and the ones that have long purple stems of velvety flowers are probably the most ubiquitous. 216 more words

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Building a natural dye reference library, part two

These two books are not prepossessing, but informative nonetheless! Both were published in the seventies, as so much of the natural dye books were before the recent resurgence of interest. 409 more words

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