This is a digital representation of my physical dye book. I began experimenting in different types of dyeing in 2018 and wanted to share my results with folks looking for a place to get started. I am not a professional dyer and have no formal training in the chemical processes involved.
If you would like to tip for the time and materials used in these experiments and documentation, feel free to go on over to my Ko-Fi. Any contributions are appreciated.
10/4/2020 – Dharma Trading Co Dye – 414 Sunflower Yellow, 416 Peacock Blue Dharma Trading Co Dye – 414 Sunflower Yellow, 416 Peacock Blue Dharma Trading Co Dye – 414 Sunflower Yellow, 416 Peacock Blue
49.94 g madder 199.76 g fiber 15.98 g alum 8% 10/4/2020 – 11:19 am – Remove some samples from garden madder dye water and wash. Not written: Hold other samples to overdye in water until dye bath is ready. Heat bath to med low 175 deg F for 1 hour. 12:19 pm – Switch burner … Continue reading Natural Dye – Madder (Commercial)
Cotton Yarn – Bamboo Yarn – Cotton Fabric 2 year old madder root from the garden – 175.41 g 205.08 g fiber 16.4 g alum 8% 10/3/2020 – 12:38pm- Washed and chopped (madder roots). Let sit to oxidize. 1:11 pm – Turn on burner low 100 deg F and add water to roots. 3:14 pm … Continue reading Natural Dye – Madder (Garden)
160.22 g fiber 12.8 alum (8%) lichen from 4/4 – 4/21 2020 (1 juice bottle + 2 spaghetti jars) (not written: soaked in an ammonia and water solution) 9/8/2020 – Strain and heat for 45 minutes Add alum and wet fiber Simmer for 1 hour Turn off heat and let sit overnight Wash and rinse … Continue reading Natural Dye – Lichen