this was the closest i could get to dark brown and it's more a purple brown
so i ordered browns and blues which i'm missing
the other colors you can see here

the next step is how to dye with indigo and woad
and after that how to get a nice dip
in the meantime i'm working on a prototype ....

here you can see a clip of the process of making woad colorants/pigments in france

so nice

and textile magicians

this weekend i've got something really nice coming up
i'll tell you more tomorrow
( have to find some pictures to illustrate it)

9 comments:

Ashes and Milk said...

Love it. So yummy and inspirational.

Loraine said...

:)) it makes me happy you find it yummy too , spent hours in the kitchen...

Jo Stocker said...

Hi! It really is just a hint of purple which to me gives it something very lively. Love your work and have been doing so (quite passively) for quite a while now. Nice!

Alison said...

So enjoying seeing these colours transforms themselves, and the pieces you are dying!

Caterine said...

love your experiment. have you ever tried to dye with poppies? it makes a gorgeous grey. of course it is very expensive!

Loraine said...

Hi Jo nice to meet you , i saw you just started your own blog and yes i like the hint of purple too i'll try to recreate that without the use of iron.


Alison : thanks! that makes me feel good


caterine : what are poppies ?

Caterine said...

neologisme en ik... het is niet en verhaal! ik wilde papaver zeggen (poppy).

Caterine said...

jij kent dit?

galet&galette said...

thanks a lot for the album, wonderfull!