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mordant testing on tansy dyebath

Following last week’s post, I was curious to find out what other colors and shades could be coaxed from the yellow dye bath by using different mordants. The word, mordant or mordre, literally means “to bite” in French . Thus, a mordant … Continue reading

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a tisket, a tasket, what’s in my basket

With luck, I spotted this gigantic of an Australian pine tree by the roadside near a small stream. The tree has thin and wispy branches and leaves that are no more than scales on the surface. It is commonly known … Continue reading

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