Monday, May 21, 2018

Ancient Dyes

Learning about ancient dyes for fiber is pure joy!  I've been using indigo dye for many years--my first attempt at indigo dyes was with a good friend, who was also a botanist.  We made up an indigo vat and had a good old dyeing day with fellow guild members.  Later in my learning journey, I was education coordinator on an indigo plantation, which grew the plant for several years--an outlet for my dyeing ability to improve.

Recently, while surfing the web, I came across this wonderful video on ancient dyes.

1 comment:

  1. That was so fascinating! My daughters watched it with me, we enjoyed it very much. I lived in Japan when I was a child, a very special place.