Category Archive: Ditchling Dye Workshop

Ditchling Dye Day March 2019

Ditchling Dye Day March 2019

For our last workshop, we set up two indigo vats and an iron/soda dye bath. Ferrous sulphate in solution. fabrics were immersed in this warm solution …

 

Ditchling Workshop January 2019

Ditchling Workshop January 2019

A busy start to the year, with a print workshop and dye pot for safflower.   Safflower petals are soaked and the ph level adjusted at different …

 

Ditchling Workshop December 16th

Ditchling Workshop December 16th

Setting up for alkaline extraction method with madder root – adding washing soda And then testing for the ph – looking for ph 9-10 but we …

 

Making Black: Ditchling November 18th

Making Black: Ditchling November 18th

Using tannin and iron to make black. Samples are dipped, exposed and redipped to achieve the dark colour. Overdying samples with Indigo Some examples of the eco …

 

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 …

 

July Workshop at Ditchling

July Workshop at Ditchling

We set up three dye pots in the morning for – cochineal, madder and weld For the madder we used recipe 10 in “Colours From Nature” And …

 

Ditchling Workshop June 17th

Ditchling Workshop June 17th

A busy but fun day at Ditchling with¬† Jenny Dean where we set up 4 dye pots this time: Logwood (Purple), Sappanwood (pink red) and …

 

May at Ditchling

May at Ditchling

Dyeing with cutch, rhubarb root and alkanet root in the spring sunshine. colour from rhubarb root samples of alkanna, cutch and rhubarb root

 

Walnut hulls and leaves

Walnut hulls and leaves

This was the second session at Ditchling Museum with Jenny Dean and today, the dye event was using walnut husks and leaves on a variety …

 

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