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A blue batch of solar dyeing

Most easily available natural dyestuffs give beige gold or beige. So discovering something that gives blue is a very useful event. Black beans. Ordinary ones, from the local supermarket. They went into the jars of water at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Solar dyeing again

Well, I bet some of you out there are ahead of me here. About three weeks ago, I started off some solar dyeing. A couple of days later, I noticed that one of the marigold jars was a different colour … Continue reading

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A solar surprise

Well, everyone says that the problem with natural dyes is that you cannot repeat colours exactly. With any dyeing process, there is scope for variation due to slight differences in quantities, moisture content etc. With natural dye stuff there will … Continue reading

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Solar dyeing

Where is this year going? I have been so busy with my editing work that I haven’t had as much time as I would like for getting on in the studio. One thing I keep reading about on the net … Continue reading

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