Cotinus Dye Journey

Dye Pre history: 29 January 2013 Solar dye created with Cotinus coggygria and a small iron nail. Added pink silk and white cotton bundles containing honesty seed pods, aquilegia seeds and lupin seed pods. ¬†Cotton fabric on top held under water with a cotinus twig. 2 February 2013 Bundles removed, inspected, and the silk returned…

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Solar dyeing – Hypericum

For one of my first solar dyeing experiments, I used St Johns Wort, Hypericum,¬†from the garden. My plant is one of the many varieties of Hypericum. On 6 January I placed the buds, leaves and flowers separately in three glass jars, filled with tap water (Oxford bore) and placed a weight on the top to…

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