25.2.10

Good Mail Day

good mail day
seeds

This came in the post yesterday. Madder, japanese indigo and dyer's coreopsis seeds. And an excellent book I've wanted for years.

9 comments:

ger said...

I´ve been looking at natural dye substances at an online shop rather greedily this afternoon... - do you know what "Blauholz" is in English?

Eva said...

Ger - I think it's 'logwood'. It tends to give striking purples but I never got blue from it.
here are my notes about it with some interesting comments from others

fionachapman said...

I love indigo, can't wait to see what you make with it.

Velma said...

dorothy miller's book is excellent. she was an excellent and generous teacher as well. you'll love it!

clothogancho said...

I live in the south of France near a garden especially dedicated to "tinctoriales plants" (sorry, my english is very approximative). If you are interested, contact me.

elisvermeulen said...

I would really like to learn how to dye with indigo. but the amount of knowledge and patience you need is daunting, so promised myself I will only start working with it myself if I have a good book and had workshops ànd teachers. so untill that day, I enjoy from a distance. :)

Eva said...

Fiona - thanks! If all goes well, there could be some blue this summer.

Velma - she comes across as a good teacher in the book. How lucky you met her!

clothogancho - that must be a fascinating place to visit

Elis - you're right, it's not an easy dye but I can't resist - what if it works this time? :) Having a teacher would definitely help.

Liane said...

i bought some natural dyes a couple weeks ago to experiment with. including indigo. i always just dive into new stuff. hope i can swing it this time.
good luck!

kirsten said...

wow! how exciting. such a fabulous process. i look forward to following your experiences with indigo.