Category Archive: indigo

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 …

 

Singing The Blues

Singing The Blues

A collection of blue shades dyed with Indigo and over dyed with Weld and Sappanwood. The colour swatches have been named after songs with “Blue” …

 

Indigo

Indigo

 

Looking for green

Looking for green

Overdying indigo with different yellows

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

Zigdigo

Zigdigo

 

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 …

 

Walnut overdyed with Indigo

Walnut overdyed with Indigo

I think this is going to be one of my favourite colour combinations  

 
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