Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Category: DIY

Dyeing with pre-reduced indigo dye

Dyeing with pre-reduced indigo dye

Here is a blog post on dyeing with pre-reduced indigo dye powder and mixes. Today I have tried a pre-reduced indigo dye. I live in the UK there is not much chance of growing my own indigo in my back garden here. Therefore, I relay […]

Digital fabric design with adobe photoshop

Digital fabric design with adobe photoshop

This is a blog post on digital fabric design with adobe photoshop. It is a very big topic to write in a blog post. However, I have now gained much more confidence in using Adobe Photoshop and want to write about it. I am pretty […]

Fabric dyeing with Logwood.

Fabric dyeing with Logwood.

This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with Logwood. Logwood produces violets, greys, and blacks. Logwood’s scientific name Haematoxylon compechianum comes from the heartwood of the logwood tree. Logwood tree is grown in the forest of Central America. It is cheap to buy from […]

How to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo

How to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo

Here is a blog post on how to extract blue dye from Japanese Indigo. Recently I have been growing Japanese indigo at home. The purpose is just solely for fabric dyeing. Japanese indigo has been around for centuries. Japanese indigo is also known as Pesticaria […]

Natural fabric printing on madder

Natural fabric printing on madder

This is another series of my experiences in natural fabric printing on madder this time. Madder is a quite an old dye plant that can be grown in the UK or colder climates. It yields a lovely pink hue red. I have just recently acquired […]

Fabric printing with Logwood

Fabric printing with Logwood

This blog post is about fabric printing with logwood. This is my latest and new experiment in printing fabrics. Logwood is actually a chipped bark that produces a lovely deep purple color. It is a stunning color that now many natural fabric printers are using […]

Fabric dyeing with cochineal

Fabric dyeing with cochineal

This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with cochineal. What is cochineal? Cochineal is actually an insect where is produces carminic acid. This in which in return gets the color red. Here is more information on cochineal. Of course, it not only use in […]