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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NO BEIGE!

Many have said that the only colours they can get from natural dyeing are beige and brown. (I include my own comments from the early days in the field in this).
To dispel this I present the following. The colours are even more amazing in real life.


13 comments:

Leisurely Lesley said...

Now you have to tell us how you achieved them, pretty please. What did you use, especially for that bright yellow one, second from the end.

Pam de Groot said...

Hi Lesley. Most of the leaves are local to here, but unlike India I have not managed to identify them yet. Some are collected from a recent trip to Victoria "Cordata" is the red and "Rest stop trees" the orange. The dye pots were the leftovers from the moth dye bath which went quite green after sitting for a while in the copper, onion skins, with iron and without both in a copper pot. The yellow is where I've wrapped around a copper pipe that has some solder and always gives this gorgeous yellow spot this was also in the copper pot with no iron so the onion skins give the whole thing a beautiful golden glow..

Ginga Squid said...

Very, very beautiful Pam!

yvette said...

I'm into green..see my hogweed...great the euca!
veryvery beautiful

kizkizzzz
yvette

Sweetpea said...

...falling over now, swooning....

Florcita said...

Gorgeous! I can not wait for trees to get going around here so I can try this too.
I've got pretty interesting colors from dyeing with plants, purples and reds too.
Lovely work as always Pam!

yvette said...

Hoi Pam,
the hogweed in the backround is only one leaf...they are huge....

yvette

iNdi@ said...

lovely stuff. it always delights me to see the pool of colour from Mother Nature spreading ...

dorie said...

the patterns&colours are amazing - i can see all kinds of babymoths arazing...

Yvonne said...

There is nothing like the colours and pattens of nature! Beautiful work, Pam.

Anne said...

Beautiful colours...:)

elisvermeulen said...

the colours are amazing Pam. got a question for you though, I sometimes feel (or fear) the colours fade, when you use the fabric. some stains do stay but some colours do dissapear fast, how do you handle that or do you just re-dye as India writes about?

HADIAH SCHUMACHER said...

Very beautiful!
It is like a painting.

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