Saturday, September 13, 2008
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 http://www.woolery.com/, 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"