Natural Dyeing

Greasy winner!

Beverly wins! And you were all so close. I am impressed.The actual weight of the sheep coat in full grease was 28 oz. Beverly came closest at 29 ounces. Congratulations! More fun and games to follow.I just returned Saturday night from a week in Seattle working with...

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Join us for a workshop?

Workshops for the 2010 season at Long Ridge Farm are open! Three day workshops with Michele Wipplinger are featured for August. The first is Basilan: Earth Pigments and Infusions from Mali, Africa. The second is Woad: The Ancient European Blue.Michele WipplingerPatty...

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Natural dyeing with Barglar recipe

I have been corresponding with a gentleman in England who found my article online about a dye recipe using green leaves (Barglar) and onion skins that I learned while working with Uzbekistan dyers a few years ago.From the left are the results of the Barglar recipe on...

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Wowie zowie

Everytime I dye with weld those words come to mind! And we are having wowie zowie spring/summer weather to go with it. Weld!

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My homework lessons

My mind and hands have been in dyepots the past few weeks. In between tending the farm and working my "day job" it's been a whirlwind! I have started a rather lengthy but useful dye study. I am studying, through dye tests, how each of the natural dyes I sell for...

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The project process ~ Part 2

I asked Emily's mom, Michelle to give a bit more detail about the project and below is her report. I was interested in Emily's use of metal mordants which are not recommended for dyeing as they are not safe for the dyer and the environment. But this was a science...

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