Thursday, 30 April 2009

Natural dyes workshop

The Guild decided to organize a workshop on natural dyes. Ixchel had just given a lecture on pre-Columbian natural dyes and it fit perfectly with the preparation of our hand-spun yarns for our Guild project. We were focusing on autumn -like colours so we decided to use cochineal, marigolds, indigo, iron...We used lime juice to lighten up the yellows and changed the hues of the reds and oranges.

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