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Samples of wool which I dyed with various natural dyes last summer. They are Brazilwood, Madder, White Onion skins, Red Onion skins, Turmeric,Weld, Indigo and Ornamental Maize and some which are a mixture of two of these. They were all mordanted with Alum.

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Make Natural Dyes With Leftover Fruits and Vegetables

Use vegetables and fruits to make these nontoxic natural dyes that are safe for the skin.

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Red Onions to dye……..

Red onion skins as a dye stuff

Wool and Dyes Oaxaca The bowls in the back contain a variety of substances which can be used to dye wool yarn. All of the skeins of yarn in the foreground were dyed using these natural substances. Pretty amazing. Seen at the home and workshop of Sr. Bulmaro Perez who lives in Teotitlan del Valle Oaxaca Mexico.

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Natural Dyeing Take 2: Onion skins

Onion-dyed wool