A light fastness test for Avocado Stones

A light fastness test for Avocado Stones

Half exposed samples left for a month or two in daylight. The madder yarn is a control.

 

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” …

 

Books on Show at Brighton University

Books on Show at Brighton University

A display of sample books “Localising a Colour Palette”

 

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

 
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