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Berries, Natural Dyes by Philosopher Queen. This was my first job with CW between college years: we built a fire, boiled some berries or leaves and dyed some wool spun by CW's Spinning and Weaving Shop.

The fabric will be dyed at the yarn stage in order to ensure better quality and uniformity in color. We will use dyes so our color binds chemically with the fabric and we do not have issues with the fabric stiffening, crocking, fading, or properly binding (as we would with pigments). Although this might make our product slightly more expensive, it will be a better product for the end consumer.

autumn dyes: hawthorn berries, alder cones, acorns and dry eucalyptus leaves

by the amazing Carolyn Saxby (LOVE STITHCING RED)

365 : 272 September 29, 2010 : colourful dye pots from our natural dyeing class Natural Dyeing the workroom September 2010 Osage, madder, cochineal, and logwood

These are skeins of wool dyed using plants and methods known in the Iron Age in Britain, as part of an archaeological reconstruction. The period is roughly 50BC, about the time of Julius Caesar. If you go to the link you can see what plants, and what part of the plants, yielded these colors. Photo by small fry

Natural fabric dyes - some common plants and veggies can result in some beautiful colors!

How To: Make Your Own Natural Dyes - Modern Farmer