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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


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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Sowthistles and libraries

Two of the books I have in my dye book library are North American Dye Plants and Weeds: A Guide for Dyers and Herbalists, by Anne Bliss. 311 more words

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Building a natural dye reference library, part 1.

It should come as no surprise to those who know me that I love books. And any excuse to buy them. :-) My days of cavalierly buying expensive books on a whim are over, but even on a modest budget a good amount of books can be obtained. 505 more words

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More Indigo Adventures

Having read a lot online about Michel Garcia’s 1-2-3 organic indigo vats, I decided to give it a try. I’d love to watch his DVDs, but unfortunately, worth it though I’m sure they are, at $60/DVD they are out of my budget right now. 647 more words

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