Lottie Van Dijk

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Make Your Own Organic Natural Black Dyes from Plants: Iris Roots

How to Dye Fabric Black Naturally - Natural Black Fabric Dyes -Most irises grow from rhizomes which can be divided to create new plants. It is the roots/rhizomes of iris that will produce a black dye. I PREFER WALNUT HULL

Use vegetables and fruits to make these nontoxic natural dyes that are safe for the skin.

Use vegetables and fruits to make these nontoxic natural dyes. Mordants/fixatives used: For fruit dyes, simmer the fabric in cup salt and 4 cups water. For vegetable dyes, simmer in one cup vinegar and four cups water.

I'm spinning into thread the nettle fibers that nature grew and I harvested this summer. (Head over here if you want to read Part I about harvesting and processing stinging nettle fiber.) What I ha...

I’m spinning into thread the nettle fibers that nature grew and I harvested this summer. (Head over here if you want to read Part I about harvesting and processing stinging nettle fiber.

I'm spinning into thread the nettle fibers that nature grew and I harvested this summer. (Head over here if you want to read Part I about harvesting and processing stinging nettle fiber.) What I ha...

I’m spinning into thread the nettle fibers that nature grew and I harvested this summer. (Head over here if you want to read Part I about harvesting and processing stinging nettle fiber.

tutorial - Degumming Silk Throwster’s Waste

tutorial - Degumming Silk Throwster’s Waste