Category Archives: Escape to Evermore

Natural Dyeing – Black Walnut

Black walnut is one of those dyeing gifts of nature.  It is a “substantive” dye, which means that it naturally contains the tannins which bind its color to the wool.  For the natural dyer, it means that you don’t have … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Logwood-Weld Together

We saw what you can get with weld and we saw what you can get with logwood.  So what happens if you mix them together?  Hmmmm.  It was worth an experiment. Lets start with where the magic happens. I definitely … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Logwood

Nothing like a grey day to put you in the mood to talk about Logwood. Logwood is a tropical tree, the bark of which produces a blue/purple/grey dye.  As I am still learning about sources for my dyestuffs, I used … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Weld

Weld is one of those great weedy plants that holds a secret – it makes a great lightfast yellow dye!!  Weld is one half of the Lincoln Green color said to have colored the cloaks of Robin Hood and his Merry Men … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Poinsettia Leaves

I was looking at a thread in the Ravelry Plants To Dye For group and someone asked if you could dye wool with poinsettia leaves.  There was further discussion about whether poinsettias were poisonous and it appeared, despite India Flint’s admonitions against … Continue reading

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You Just Got To Trust In The Universe

Today was kinda a rough day.  I woke up with it being a rough day.  I had a work issue that had to be resolved and it was possible it was not going to be resolved in a good way. … Continue reading

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