Tag Archives: solar dyeing

colors of nature

This was last summer’s solar dyeing project that I had forgotten. The marked jars are tucked neatly in rows inside the wheelbarrow where I had left them last summer. Already, the spiders and critters have made a home for themselves … Continue reading

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solar dyeing, plain and simple

I have accumulated a small collection of jars and bottles in different sizes and shapes over the years. My favorite is Mason jars and plastic peanut butter containers. These containers will be put into good use this summer. The weather in California … Continue reading

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twelve shades of colors

A compilation of past and recent posts in different shades and colors as a countdown to Christmas day. Each picture is linked to its original post on this blog (mouse over and click). Hope you enjoy reading it as much … Continue reading

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sun kissed dyeing with amaranth

A weekend harvest from the few rows of amaranth gave me lots of seeds and flowers for this project. Amaranthus, or Amaranth comes from the Greek word which means non-fading, as its flowers heads last a long time. It is … Continue reading

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opening a gift from the sun

Following up last month’s post on solar dyeing, I left a few glass jars filled with coreopsis and eucalyptus in the sun. Today, I went to open the jars and found the bundles all mushy and smell funny. I think it is because I … Continue reading

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solar or sun kissed dyeing

Solar, or sun kissed (my term), is a fun and natural method of coloring fabric using the energy and power of the sun. All you need is a glass jar, some botanical, alum, silk fabric, rubber bands, and water. I’ve … Continue reading

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