My Dyeing Marathon – Experiments with a Variety of Silks and Cottons


Over the holidays I dyed a lot in my very first indigo vat. Lots and lots of dips were necessary to get the different shades. I always used a variety of silks and cottons in each dye bath to get a variety of close tones. I’m thrilled with the results and all the “colors” I could get just by using different cloths.  Then I did similar experiments with saffron, henna and turmeric. It has been fun seeing what I could get. My next post will show some of the art pieces I made using these small pieces. 




4 thoughts on “My Dyeing Marathon – Experiments with a Variety of Silks and Cottons

  1. OH, this is just fabulous! I’d love to experiment as you have. I must set aside time one day and do just this! AND I color my hair with henna so I’d love to see how henna colors fabric! What fun!

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