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: dye

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fabric dyeing with turmeric

Fabric dyeing with turmeric

This blog post is about fabric dyeing with turmeric. Turmeric has got great potential to produce an incredibly strong yellow colour. Not just only good for you, eating wise. However, before I carry on I would say that this strong colour does not last forever. […]

How to extract blue dye from woad

How to extract blue dye from woad

This is a blog post on how to extract blue dye from woad plants. Once one knows how to extract blue dye from woad you will be able to use for fabric dyeing. Not too long ago I wrote a blog post on how to […]

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with pomegranate. Pomegranate is a fruit that is grown the tropics that are now easily available to buy in supermarkets. I have bought mine online from Waitrose grocery supermarket. Only the rinds yield the dye colors, not […]