Category Archives: cochineal dyeing

Contemporary Quilts: The Challenge to Make a Point

Bear with me, this is a long and indulgent blog. At a recent meeting of the Contemporary Quilt Group (contemporarywa.wordpress.com/about/) of the Western Australian Quilters’ Association (https://www.waquilters.com) our speaker issued a challenge. After a thoughtful presentation to us all about … Continue reading

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More rhubarb

Just a quick post to show how pre-soaking casuarina leaved in iron water affected their colour on the fine wool. I used the same materials and the same folds, simmering for the same period. ¬†This piece with the spiky shook … Continue reading

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Rhubarb

My¬†friend Anne W made a special trip to my house to deliver some rhubarb leaves as she knew I was interested in trying them for dyeing. India Flint in her book Eco Colour says rhubarb leaves are both a mordant … Continue reading

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