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!


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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