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This is the second part of my roundup of all the different natural dyes I have been experimenting on during the past year. The first part was about collecting yourself from the nature, but not ever...

Natural Dyeing: Colours from the Supermarket

This is the second part of my roundup of all the different natural dyes I have been experimenting on during the past year. The first part was about collecting yourself from the nature, but not ever...

Black Bean day 2 (1) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Inspirational and informative slide presentation of natural dyeing on Flickr

The purple shade from the lobster mushroom turned to an olivey-brown upon drying!

dyrhildr: Dyeing with (dried) elderberries  1. Fresh elderberry + alum + bicarbonate of soda 2. Fresh elderberry + alum 3. Dried elderberries + vinegar + alum

Dyeing with (dried) elderberries Fresh elderberry + alum + bicarbonate of soda Fresh elderberry + alum Dried elderberries + vinegar + alum

How to Dye Fabric Black Naturally - Natural Black Fabric Dyes http://laundry.about.com/od/NaturalFabricDyes/ss/How-To-Dye-Fabric-Black-Naturally-Natural-Black-Fabric-Dyes_4.htm

Make Your Own Organic Natural Black Dyes from Plants

6 ways\Dye Fabric Black Naturally - Natural Black Fabric Dyes -Covering rusty iron nails with vinegar- fill a non-reactive tub with the nail and vinegar. black dye must be set into the fabric using alum to make it permanent.

https://flic.kr/p/2VeHVs | Berries, Natural Dyes | At the carpet weaving center we visited on our trip to Cappadocia in Turkey this past July. All the wool dyes are made from natural sources of flowers, berries, leaves, and/or bark.

Berries, Natural Dyes by Philosopher Queen. This was my first job with CW between college years: we built a fire, boiled some berries or leaves and dyed some wool spun by CW's Spinning and Weaving Shop.

Who would have thought that black bean juice would dye yarn a beautiful shade of blue-grey? I had a really hard time capturing the color ...

Natural Dyes: Black Beans (site has a lot of good ones - blackberry, onion peel, etc.

"A Walk to the Beach" | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Rosa rugosa, Bracken Fern and Shore Goldenrod on Alum Mordanted Silk by TextileAmelia

"A Walk to the Beach" Rosa rugosa, Bracken Fern and Shore Goldenrod on Alum Mordanted Silk by TextileAmelia

Natural Dyes Used by The Vikings Result in Vibrant Colors.   Clothing of the past was not drab.

Natural Dyes Used by The Vikings Result in Vibrant Colors. Scroll down for a selection of samples dyed with available materials and mordants from a textile archaeologist!