This is a place where I'll gather the records of my little experiments with dyeing with plants. My goal is to gather what Nature kidnly allows me to pick, like leaves or berries.
This is what I wanted to dye : a square of silk bourette (silk waste), a length of white linen, and a bit of silk yarn.
My very first experiment is dyeing with yellow leaves of
G i n k g o * B i l o b a
Mordanting (with alum)
Preparing the dye
The dye itself
I must say I'm pretty happy with the result, even though the silk yarn doesn't look as "silky" as before the dye. I will share later what I will use these bits of ginkgo dyed fabrics for.
Thank you for following this with me. You can expect another post quite soon as I'm currently dyeing with something else as I'm typing. :)
And last but not least, I want to thank my sweet hubby for his help and big support. I would have not done all this without him.