Tag Archives: shibori techniques

yellow and green shibori

This is the concluding post of my dye experiment using tansy flowers. See my previous posts: “yellow from my dye pot, and mordant testing on tansy dye bath.”  For this part of the experiment,  I started with two silk scarves that were … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, lac

Laccifer or Kerria Lacca or Lac is a parasitic scale bug that feeds on the sap of certain tropical trees and secretes a sticky resin. The resin-like secretion hardens when exposed to air; it forms a protective crust around the insect as it dines on … Continue reading

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dyeing with bleach

Here’s another one of my dabblings– transforming an old garment using bleach, a simple household item to create an interesting surface design of fabric. So, why black? Though black is the absence of all colors, as a pigment it is often … Continue reading

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natural dyeing, pecan

This will be my first post for year 2015. Wishing all my readers a peaceful and joyous New Year! Over the Christmas holidays, I found a pecan tree on my walk home from the library. It was quite by accident actually, as … Continue reading

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combos colors in purple and yellow

Turmeric (circuma longa), is a rhizome and it belongs to the ginger family. The root is use as a culinary spice to flavor curries, preserve foods, and as a medicinal herb. It is believed that the roots, has an anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: indigo dyeing

This was my first experiment with indigo dyeing.  Indigo is a beautiful blue color obtained from indigofera tinctoria plant. A similar blue dye can also be obtained in the woad plant. History has it that this plant has been the … Continue reading

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revamp old to new naturally: bed linens

This past weekend, John and I went to one of our favorite produce stores in Berkeley, Monterey Market.  I gave him his half of the list to go gather fruits and veggies for the following week, and told him I … Continue reading

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