Natural dyeing

Dyeing with Alder Cones

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I’d been wanting to try dyeing with alder cones for a while as I’d read you could get shades of dark grey through to almost black with them. Did I get that? No I did not… I managed to forage about 150g of alder cones and soaked them for a week. The water was already […]

Natural dyeing

Dyeing with Autumn Oak Leaves

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I was pleased with the results of my acorn dyeing so decided to try some oak leaves. In her book “Wild Color”, Jenny Dean shows the oak leaves producing a variety of shades from tan through mustard-yellow to khaki. This being November, the oak leaves I gathered were brown, dry, crispy and fallen from the […]