colors and a bit of science

I want to tell about the publication ¨Werners nomenclature of colors¨ by Patrick Syme, published 1821. It is a classification with names and descriptions of colors as they occur in nature. It was the German geologist Gottlob Werner who published in 1774 a description of minerals. The minerals were described …

making natural watercolors

I have been making watercolors. That is, I picked dyeplants from the garden and in the wild and dyed wool with them, and found out I could turn the used dyebaths into a pigment. I have gathered rock, brick and sand and turned them into pigments as well. And with …

wool

local big heathsheep, spindle spun. This is the second half of the indigo dyed wool from this post. The first half was used for a felt wallhanging. It was quite a journey from growing the japanese indigo plants from the seed, harvesting and extracting the pigment from them. Washing the …