Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Natural Dyes for BLUE

Good Morning All

Well these are your plants for blue..... including the wonderful Woad.

The Woad which I have used can be made into so many different blues, by adding yellow you can make a great duck egg colour and you can make so many variations.

Give it a go!  I am going to be doing some great experiments with all this new found knowledge!




Happy Stitching!




NATURAL DYE PLANTS FOR BLUE


Devil's Bit (Scabiosa succisa) Leaves prepared like woad


Dog's Mercury (Mercurialis perennis)


Elder (Sambucus nigra) Berries


Indigo (Indigofera tintoria)


Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Berries with alum and salt


Red bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi)


Sloe (Prunus communis) Fruit


Whortleberry or Blaeberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) Berries


Woad (Isatis tinctoria)

Yellow Iris (Iris Pseudacorus) Roots

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