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Natural Dyeing Day – Sept 2013

December 30, 2013

On a sunny day in September, we enjoyed a day of natural dyeing using madder (red/orange), weld (yellow), Japanese indigo and woad (blue). Thanks to Susan, Ashley and Brian for sharing their expertise, and to Claire for sharing her home and garden.



Madeleine, Nicky and Rachel are enjoying preparing the Japanese indigo….or is it woad?


Nicky is aerating the indigo and woad……..


Susan works out the madder recipes…….

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Elizabeth with one of the madder concoctions….


We watched in wonder as the things dyed with indigo turned blue before our eyes…..


Some of the beautifully dyed yarns we produced…..

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