Saturday, September 13, 2008

New project

Before the real class starts I have some projects of my own to get done.

I like to garden and love to work with color, so why not combine the two and try some plant dyes? Last spring I checked out a bunch of books from the library and foundn out what plants might give me some success. I bought some extra geraniums and marigolds, planted red cabbage and carrots just for the dye possibilites.

I later ordered mordants (alum, tin, iron and copper) online, bought some stainless steel pots at the thrift store and waited for the busy summer weekends to wind down.

The photo is my dyeing set up outside on the driveway, I call it "the lab"

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