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More Beautiful Yellows

Here are the latest results from my dye jars* – Jenny Dean mentions hawthorn in her book Wild Color.  She recommends using the flowers or berries, and says the leaves and twigs will… Continue reading

Dye Days of Summer – Sunflowers

First the results – And then the details. My plan for the summer is to learn about natural dyes from the plants growing wild on the farm.  To simplify my learning process, I… Continue reading

Rudbeckia Dye Results

A few days ago I clipped a lot of rudbeckia blooms in hopes of creating a beautiful natural dye. Here’s what I knew about natural dyes: the most common results from dye plants… Continue reading