Tag Archive: natural dyes

Texas Dandelion Dye

I tried a new plant from the yard, and couldn’t believe the depth of color! This is from Texas Dandelion, Pyrrhopappus paucifloris.  The really great thing about it, is that it grows on… Continue reading

Perplexing Persimmons

I have a plethora of persimmon trees, so for the last two years I have been trying to use them for natural dyeing, hoping they would produce a color of their own or… Continue reading

Summer Dye Wrap-up

I had a lot of fun this summer finding out what colors I could get from plants here on the farm.   Most of them were bland tans, but a lot of them were… Continue reading

Colorious Results

All summer I have been experimenting with natural dyes from the plants in my yard.  After getting many wonderful yellows,  I was full of anticipation to try pokeberries and get red for a… Continue reading

Dye Days of Summer – Pears

For my second dye experiment, I used pear twigs and leaves, soaked in well water for about a week. I put the soaked twigs and leaves in the dye pot with fresh water,… Continue reading

Summer Afternoon Walk

Well, it’s summer, it’s hot, and you might be feeling like you could use a little vacation.  I can’t get you a real one, but if a virtual vacation would tide you over,… 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