|Coreopsis--one of my favorite dyeplants.....|
|...and you can see why! From the beautiful old gold color|
on the left to the rusty orange on the right.
Sometimes, dye plant experiments produce less than wonderful results......
|See the pale, cream-colored sample in the middle?|
|That was the dye produced by this gorgeous Wild Indigo Plant. |
A pretty plant to look at, but a horrible dye!
...but for every failure, there are many more successes!
|Everything from the cream color on the left to the dark green|
color on the right were all produced from mullein.
|The pretty olive green in this piece was dyed with mullein|
|Daisy Fleabane (another favorite!)|
|The brilliant yellow in this shawl was dyed with daisy fleabane|
Here is a sneak peek from the next post about natural dyes!