75. News From the Dye Garden

Three years from its first establishment, my dedicated dye garden has finally got the message – it’s growing!

Here are some encouraging photos:

Tansy (flowers- yellow dye):tansy in dye garden

Woad (leaves – blue dye):Woad blooming in dye garden

Indigo (leaves – blue dye):Indigo in dye garden

Indigo flowers (not a dye source):Indigo flowers in dye garden

Madder (roots and stems – red/orange dye):madder in dye garden

Elecampane (yellow dye and medicinal plant):elecampane in dye garden

Eucalyptus (leaves – green!):eucalyptus in dye garden

Now, I just need to get into the studio to use these mighty plants!

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3 thoughts on “75. News From the Dye Garden

  1. I’m a basket weaver but have never tried using natural dyes! Thank you for sharing your post on the HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow! – Nancy
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