Natural Dye Sampler

Fun Fun Fun!

On the weekend I was busy cooking up a variety of colours for a natural dye printing sampler. This sampler shows thirty colours and eleven different modifiers making for a grand total of three hundred and thirty circlers. The modifers include: Cream of Tartar, sick Soda Ash, information pills Citric Acid, store Alum and Iron. The natural dye colours include: Weld, Buckthorn, Chamomile, Golden Rod, Osage, Marigold, Gallnut, Sumac, Madder, Lac, Brazilwood, Logwood, Henna and Black Walnut. I mixed a variety of these saturate dye pastes together to get secondary colours. I also mixed various ratios of alum and iron paste together, this creates the darker grey colours that appear on the cloth below. I will be teaching an introduction to printing with natural dyes workshop next semester, so stay tuned if you are interested in signing up. I received a grant from ACAD to teach this workshop so there will be no costs to students!
14959095_10153925962222513_1689328196_o
Above is a shot of the dye colours before I’ve added the modifiers.

14971663_10153925962472513_1985322636_o
Above is a shot of the dye colours with the modifiers.

14958246_10153925961167513_546793051_o14958189_10153925960922513_909972978_o14954414_10153925960687513_355481719_o 14895448_10153925961557513_808284727_o 14881779_10153925961787513_299566876_o

-Caroline-