Indigo

Indigo

 

Looking for green

Looking for green

Overdying indigo with different yellows

 

Garden woad

Garden woad

 

Ditchling Dye Day

Ditchling Dye Day

Our September workshop was spent mostly processing and dyeing with fresh and dried indigo leaves, fresh woad leaves and also with Saxon blue dye. Woad leaves …

 

First woad test

First woad test

 

 

Hand made paper

Hand made paper

Two sheets of paper made with coreopsis flowers and cotton pulp board

 

Indigo pages

Indigo pages

This whole book was dipped in the vat closed. The zigzag fold was dipped in the vat whilst clasped between two pieces of plywood. Leaf prints …

 

The Madder Challenge

The Madder Challenge

Jenny has set us a challenge – to do something with madder. Folded Fabriano soaked in madder run-off – the orange/brown poured off the madder root …

 

Log books

Log books

Some attempts at extracting colour from the inner bark of trees   Large sycamore log wrapped with Fabriano and dipped in water for a week or two …

 

Bark marks

Bark marks

 
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