Monday, August 27, 2012

Solar dyeing

A few weeks ago I bought an inspiring dye book by India Flint. India is a dyer from Australia who uses natural plants and materials to get amazing results. ; Today I'm starting my first solar dyeing session. I used what I have in my garden, and believe me it's not much. I stuffed some glass jars with the plants listed below, and added boiling water. I'll let it sit in the sun until I like the color. Here are the plants I used: 1. Red flower from a succulent I found in the street a few years ago and replanted. 2. Black bamboo. 3. Kalanchoe thyrsiflora succulent red leaves. 4. Pink/silver grass that grows on our slope. 5. Ivy green leaves.

2 comments:

  1. Can not wait to see what you do with this!

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  2. Having fun experimenting with fabric dyes.

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