Natural Dyeing Workshop

One of our members, Mary Watt, brought along her expertise, equipment and materials for a Natural Dyeing Workshop. These are her dye recipe swatches, showing which mordants and ingredients combine to make which colours:

Dye Recipe swatches

This is Mary dyeing with onions skins:

Draining Onion Skins

We tied tags to our swatches to write the details of the mordant and dye used:

Dyeing in progress

Dyeing in progress:

Yarns dyeing

Rose Madder dye:

Rose Madder

Rose Madder Yarn

Here is some pre-dyed tied mordanted yarn:

Before

Here it is after dyeing with sandalwood:

After

Here are some of the other dyed yarns from the workshop, lovely colours:

Dyed Yarn

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