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We had a great time making red/pink colors from the last workshop in Bryn Athyn. We used
madder root, cochineal and did a sample with brazil wood and used an alum mordant and an
iron buff mordant.
From left to right we used cochineal, madder (top) with alum mordant and madder
(bottom) with iron buff. Then brazil wood (top) with alum mordant and brazil wood
(bottom) with iron buff.
We tied both alum and iron mordanted pieces while we waited for the cochineal
(below images), madder and brazil wood to steep.
The best part is always unwrapping the present!
The dog of the yard was territorial of the dyed pieces.
Come play at our yellow workshop Nov. 29th!
Article featuring our fall workshop series in Bryn Athyn in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
We have been working on some swatches. Making lots of over dye swatches with beautifully knitted fibers.
Checkout http://www.admknitting.com/ who we have collaborated with on the swatches.
Gain a hands-on understanding of the processes involved in using plant material to create naturally dyed fabrics.
Workshop includes lecture and demonstration of using raw plant materials to make madder root red and marigold
yellow. Leave workshop with a handkerchief or bracelet.
Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are super excited that our first year of growing our madder root has turned out a success! Madder root is
what the red coats used for their red. It makes an alizarin red or a Turkey Red. The root is what is used for
harvesting as a dye. Patience is a virtue though, as it takes 2-3 years to mature into usable dye.
Just found this book at the Book Trader’s in olde city and am excited to read it!!