Monday, 6 October 2014
Natural dye plants for .... GREEN
Well this is the list for green. I did see that deadly nightshade leaves could be used but I am not sure I would want to handle them. Also the other thing is celery for a very light green. If you boil it up in a saucepan. In addition to that spinach is a great one too.
When mixing colours have a look at mixing watercolour paints and it will give you what colour to mix with what colour to get the desired effect.
Has anybody out there tried any of the dyeing yet? please message and let me know.
Also adding either lemon or orange peel to spinach can make a great soft pale yellow to the water.
NATURAL DYE PLANTS FOR GREEN
Elder (Sambucus nigra) Leaves with alum
Flowering reed (Phragmites communis) Flowering tops, with iron
Larch. Bark, with alum
Lily of the valley (Convalaria majalis) Leaves
Nettle (Urtica dioica and U. Urens)
Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Berries and leaves, with alum