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Calcium Carbonate (also referred to as chalk) is a white powdery mineral that is a common addition to the madder dye bath to deepen shades.

Calcium Carbonate (also referred to as chalk) is a white powdery mineral that is a common addition to the madder dye bath to deepen shades.

Bildresultat för rust dyed textile

Rust dyeing is a process by which fabrics are coloured using objects that are prone to rusting. The best part of this process is that it yields unusual and fascinating patterns and designs, and is very easy to do

Master Dye Bath Recipe - DIY - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Master Dye Bath Recipe - DIY

Master Dye Bath Recipe Use this dye bath recipe to create beautiful, natural shades. By Rebecca Burgess Photo By Paige Green

Extracting natural blue pigment from the leaves of the Woad plant. The pigment has traditionally been used to dye wool but it can also be used in naturally colouring soap.

Extracting natural blue pigment from the leaves of the Woad plant. The pigment has traditionally been used to dye wool but it can also be used in naturally colouring soap. ** Latin name = Isatis Tinctoria ** French name = pastel des teinturiers **

Localcolordyes did an interesting experiment with both alkaline and acidic marigold dye baths. These are the skeins on Sunday.

Marigolds at the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair - Local Color Dyes

The item needs mordant to set the dye. Luckily, fruits and vegetables can be set with either salt or vinegar. Place either 1/2 cup salt and 8 cups water (fruits) OR 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water (veggies) into a pan with your item.

The item needs mordant to set the dye. Luckily, fruits and vegetables can be set with either salt or vinegar. Place either cup salt and 8 cups water (fruits) OR 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water (veggies) into a pan with your item.

notjustnat creative blog: Seriously Dyeing the Natural Way. Purple Carrots stewed in eucalyptus dyed bath.

Seriously Dyeing the Natural Way. Purple Carrots stewed in eucalyptus dyed bath.

Wool Dyeing Session (with Gene Shepherd)-I always start with the dye and wool in the pot in cold water.

Wool Dyeing Session (with Gene Shepherd)- 2 tips from Glen Rose: wet wool in pot looks 2 values darker than when dry. when hooked, the wool appears 1 value lighter than it does as yardage

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus "Most don't pay much attention to fungi which include things like mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and mildews.  At Cornell we think they're pretty fascinating. In fact, even the most disgusting foot diseases & moldy strawberries are dear to our hearts. We'd like to talk to you about fungi, so that like us, you too can tell gross stories at the dinner table. Afterwards, maybe you'll notice some things you would have overlooked before & we think this could be good for the…

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus "Most don't pay much attention to fungi which include things like mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and mildews. At Cornell we think they're pretty fascinating.

Iron (Ferrous Sulfate) is used to darken natural dyes on protein or cellulose fibers and also increases lightfastness for dyes that are prone to fading.

Iron (Ferrous Sulfate) is used to darken natural dyes on protein or cellulose fibers and also increases lightfastness for dyes that are prone to fading.

Procion MX Dye used to customize colours with varying amounts of each pigment

I had a brainwave this morning and am now absolutely itching to dye some more fabric! Picked up some dye locally, now just waiting for the fabric to arrive!

Tea by tiinateaspoon, via Flickr

Tea - Natural dye experiments by Tina Teaspoon Developing ideas from tea drawings into dyeing