Category Archives: purple carrots as dyes

An Eco-printing “taster” for WAFTA

I was delighted to be asked to do a  half day introduction to eco-printing for the Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association (WAFTA) three weeks ago.  WAFTA wanted to expose its members to a whole range of skills that they … Continue reading

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The Cotton/Linen Dyeing Problem

Silk is a cinch.  Right?  Prints beautifully. Cellulose fibres, on the other hand, are more problematic.  So I want to master them in eco-printing.  India Flint’s Eco-Colour has some guidance on soaking cottons and linens in supermarket soy milk products.  I … Continue reading

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Natural and Local Dyeing

The recent WAFTA (www.wafta.com.au) workshop given by Jane Flower (https://foliosandfibre.wordpress.com) revitalised my interest in dyeing with locally available plants.  I was lucky enough to be the facilitator for the workshop (not participating, just helping) and to have Jane stay with … Continue reading

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Margaret or Monet?

I had a lovely day with friends here yesterday.  It was like a group studio with Liz in the laundry dyeing yarn with fibre reactive dyes; Louise at the table designing  an entry into a brooch exhibition; and Julie outside … Continue reading

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