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Monday, May 7, 2012
A colourful day
We had a fantastic time last week, dyeing lots of samples of wool, silk
and cotton in 5 different dyebaths: cosmos flowers, mango leaves,
casuarina leaves, red cabbage and inga bean seeds. Although we did a lot
in one day, at the end everyone saw the divers results of colour and
the endless possibilities with natural dyeing. We used alum as a mordant
for wool and silk. For cotton, we choose tannin rich casuarina leaves,
alum and soda.
modifying baths, vinegar, ash water, iron water and copper water
The results: left, I think is casuarina, the orange ones are cosmos flowers, the right ones red cabbage. Unfortunately, I don't have more images from the finished samples.