Sunday, May 2, 2010

Natural Dye Demo

The Woods of Mission Timber, in Sanger is a lumber yard, sawmill and gift shop that hosted a natural dye demonstration yesterday using several types of saw dust and indigo. 

Laura and John Easterling of Denton were kind enough to show us the process.
Dye made with Brazil Wood sawdust.
Dye made with Bois'd Arc sawdust.

indigo

natural dyed wool yarn

synthetic dyed yarn

Here are the washed samples I dyed. (L to R)
Log Wood muslin & wool, Brazil Wood wool, Bois'd Arc Wood muslin & wool, and Indigo cotton batting & muslin.

1 comment:

Connie said...

I saw this in the paper when we got home last night. Looks like you had fun. Yummy colors.