Eco-dyeing via India Flint


After reading Eco Dyeing by India Flint and since I live out in the country of the Ozarks, I’ve become interested in what colors/dyes are available from local plants. Here is my trusty old stainless steel dye pot from my weaving days of dyeing yarns. I’ve place jars of fabric with various plants into a water bath in the pot and boiled it for many minutes. These are the results from yesterday on silk.dye-pot

  purple-pansies

Dark, almost black pansies

sumac-leaves

Red Sumac leaves

petunias-&-marigolds

Dark purple petunias and orange marigolds.

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2 Comments on “Eco-dyeing via India Flint”

  1. rebelquilter Says:

    have you tried the goldenrod yet?

  2. emprint Says:

    I used Goldenrod years ago when I was dyeing yarns. It’s gives a lovely yellow. Right now I’m trying plants that I’ve not used before.


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