pink theme

rose pink scarf

large silk pongee scarf

ultra lightweight and thin

fuchsia pink scarf

large wool gauze scarf

soft and cuddly


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





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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