Thursday, July 31, 2014

Natural Dyeing BMS

July 30/14
BMS? British Milk Sheep
Fineness? a medium wool. Mitts & things similar.
Dyes? Marigold. Tansy. Yellow Bedstraw.
Mordants? Iron. Copper. Alum.
Photographed with my Iphone in the early morning light. Unfortunately the colours were not picked up very well, but you get the general idea. The tansy on alum (upper right) is my favourite. Pretty yellow.
Bottom to top: Marigold. Bedstraw. Tansy. Left to Right: Iron. Copper. Alum.

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