26 August 2010

looking back a little

Before dyeing with sage (previous post, but posted today as well), I had a little simple fun playing with the silks I have dyed. I chose the most interesting colors, and juxtaposed them in a sort of rainbow way. I think I could get lost in them. I am so very happy & satisfied I started dyeing with plants, with the help of my husband (because, yes, we're dyeing with four hands, and two minds), and with the motivations from friends & fellow dyers. Each dye is a new adventure, and I'm trying to make the most of each season and of what Nature provides us locally.

silks
from top to bottom
solar dyed with bilberries
hot dyeing with eucalyptus
solar dyed with white mulberries
hot dyed with oakmoss
hot dyed with immortelle (flower)
hot dyed with Italian buckthorn
hot dyed with onion peels/skin (2nd dye)
hot dyed with onion peels/skins (1st dye)


silk yarns
clockwise, starting from 3.15
hot dyed with ginkgo biloba
hot dyed with laurestine (viburnum tinus)
solar dyed with bilberries
hot dyed with eucalyptus
hot dyed with oakmoss
hot dyed with onion peels/skins
hot dyed with onion peels/skniw
hot dyed with Italian buckthorn
hot dyed with immortelle (flower)



I love how it forms a lovely autumnal color palette. All these golden & profound hues really makes me happy !

3 comments:

  1. Sonia, this should be in a coffee table book. Just gorgeous. Wouldn't that be fun? A book of all natural dyes, not an instruction book so much as just a feast for the eyes....I would buy it.

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  2. I am seriously jealous, they are so beautiful! I have also been inspired and recently purchased a book on natural dyeing so I could learn more and hopefully someday get some amazing results like you have. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I've just showed Daniel these pictures because recently I keep telling him about them. I've been inspired by your dying and I hope to try solar dying very soon. Blackberries, Sloe berries and rosehips are growing near out home.

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