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 …

wallpiece ¨Palette¨

This piece shows the natural pigments that I extracted last year, mostly from plants that were in my surrounding and garden. Birchleafs and willow, dahlia, hawthorn and tagetes and indigo. When I saw the dyed wools together it was a reflection of the plants and the dyeing. The colors form …

natural dyeing

wool that was dyed with plants last year, finally rinsed and hanging to dry. yellows from birch, weld+onion, tagetes. orange and pinks from dahlia, willow, avocado, hawthorn blue from indigo, from my attempt for a fermentation vat greens from birch+copperwater, indigo+weld, sunflower+ironwater grey from gipsyworth+iron Wool is Cikta, Romney and …

indigo extraction

Last year 2018 the Japanese indigoplants were doing well. I had to water them frequently , because it it was a hot and dry summer, but then they liked the warmth. It felt good that the water came from the ditch and not from the tap. But how to make …