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Plant Dyeing by Saltwater Women, Bullinah, Bundjalung Nation

Plant Dyeing by Saltwater Women, Bullinah, Bundjalung Nation

plant dye workshop with Krissy Morrison, Kathleen Whitaker at the Ecology Center

plant dye workshop with Krissy Morrison, Kathleen Whitaker at the Ecology Center

Great Tutorial on Eco Dyeing. Lots of info.

Tutorials

Great Tutorial on Eco Dyeing. Lots of info.

Image of let's dye with indigo!  (online class)

Let's dye with indigo

Image of let's dye with indigo! (online class)

"Acorns are high in tannin, a chemical that is used in leatherwork and for dyeing cloth and other fibrous items.  For centuries, Native Americans and Asians have used Acorns as a wild food, cooking the nut meat to remove the tannin before ingesting the Acorns. For me, as a quilter and dyer, my interest in Acorns lies in the natural mordant abilities. I use Acorns to set dyes with cotton and linen fabrics. So as I gather Acorns, I collect the caps, the shells, and the nut with the shell…

"Acorns are high in tannin, a chemical that is used in leatherwork and for dyeing cloth and other fibrous items. For centuries, Native Americans and Asians have used Acorns as a wild food, cooking the nut meat to remove the tannin before ingesting the Acorns. For me, as a quilter and dyer, my interest in Acorns lies in the natural mordant abilities. I use Acorns to set dyes with cotton and linen fabrics. So as I gather Acorns, I collect the caps, the shells, and the nut with the shell…

// Avocado ~ Boil the skins and pit and soak cloth overnight ~ turns white fabric pink.

// Avocado ~ Boil the skins and pit and soak cloth overnight ~ turns white fabric pink.

Robert Hooke, Micrographia Interesting, they look like hives

Robert Hooke, Micrographia Interesting, they look like hives

leaves were chopped then boiled and poured into the trough - lime was added

leaves were chopped then boiled and poured into the trough - lime was added

Making plant based dye and mordant

Making plant based dye and mordant

Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam is considered one of Japan's leading fiber artists, using knitting and crochet as the foundation for much of her work. Her website explains that she specializes in "creating large, interactive textile environments that function both as imaginative and vibrant explorations of color and form, at the same time as providing thrilling play environments."

Meet the Artist Behind Those Amazing, Hand-Knitted Playgrounds

Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam is considered one of Japan's leading fiber artists, using knitting and crochet as the foundation for much of her work. Her website explains that she specializes in "creating large, interactive textile environments that function both as imaginative and vibrant explorations of color and form, at the same time as providing thrilling play environments."

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