pink theme

rose pink scarf

large silk pongee scarf

ultra lightweight and thin

fuchsia pink scarf

large wool gauze scarf

soft and cuddly

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both dyed with cochineal

as it is rather precious dye stuff, I extracted as much colour using this simple setting – a nylon tight secured with elastic band

I simmered the powder in a little water and strained the liquor, repeating this several times

the same can be used for any powdery dye stuff

extracting natural dye

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “pink theme

    • actually quite little, the secret is in that stocking I think; I extract all the colour until the remaining liquid in the pot is very pale rose pink and I also dye/leave fibres in the dye pot until all the pigment is exhausted. I have learned not to do this with tannin containing plants because tannin takes over and muds eg. yellows.

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