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A Titanic Love Affair, Horse Chestnut Husk Dye and Mordanting with Moses the Chemist


My titanic love affair has little to do with those 12 sprogs/pre-Olympian gods of Uranus, less still the ill-fated ship of that name. I’m in love with the oxalate of a mineral element,  Titanium Oxalate (C4O8Ti) which is a new … Continue reading

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A First Try at Eco-Dyeing with Staghorn Sumac (Rhus Typhina)


I was delighted, when we first came in May last year to inspect what was to become our new home,  to find no less than four mature Staghorn Sumac trees flourishing in the garden, for I knew Sumac to be … Continue reading

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In Search of Blue: Dyeing with Woad, Beans and Lentils


And I haven’t found it. Blue. Yet. And in the first picture, when I believed I was dyeing with black beans, I discovered I’d used black lentils. Pah! Black beluga lentils, which are – blue.  I do like the bronzey silks, however. … Continue reading

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Another from a recent eco print batch. The paper ground is one of the layers from the cardboard backing that fell away, after the boiling process, from my eco printing experiment using watercolour board. The wet cardboard fell apart into … Continue reading

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Mark-Making with the Iron Blanket


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Archeology and Hand Dyeing – Some Raspberry-Dyed Fabrics and Papers


Raspberry Dyed FabricsGrowing on our new allotment is a number of raspberry plants. They’re old and neglected, but still producing little fruits, though not particularly useful, food-wise.

Rather than wasting the harvest, I used it to dye some fabrics and papers. Continue reading

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