Tag: <span>Botanical colors</span>

Natural Dyeing- Indigo Henna Vat

I’m back today with another dye post! After my adventures with lac a few weeks ago I was ready to move on to Indigo. I bought all my supplies way back in November but with my injury wasn’t able to use them. I was super excited to give a henna vat a go since I’ve only dyed with indigo twice before, once with a kit which gave great …

Natural Dyeing: Lac

This past weekend the weather was perfect, sunny and breezy, so I broke out the dye pot and did some fun natural dyeing! I had a bunch of pieces waiting for the dye pot that I had planned on dyeing back over the winter holidays. Unfortunately that all got put on hold with my injury. Now that I’m back to almost normal I’m excited to get back to …

Aquarelle Dyeing: Liquid Indigo

I’ve been holding off on my natural dyeing all summer as we’ve been trying to sell our condo. Boy have I missed it!  We had a lull in viewings though in the last week as we prepared for hurricane weather here with Erika-a no show.  I decided a bit of kit dyeing was in order.  I pulled out my as yet unused Aquarelle Liquid Dye kit from Botanical Colors and decided to …

Vintage Vogue Knit Dress + Cochineal Dyeing

A new organic knit dress, lots of historical reading and my first try at dyeing with Cochineal. It’s been a great week! I’ve been so psyched to work with cochineal after I received my dye from Botanical Colors. I’ve been reading A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield which is all about Cochineal and its trade in the New World, so intriguing.  The dye itself comes from the parasitic female insect that …

Fall Sewing- WIP

I’m so excited about the pieces I’ve been sewing lately, though nothing is finished yet.  Fall comes very slowly here in Florida, so what I wear really doesn’t change too much throughout the year.  But even the slight dip in temps, and cloudy rainy days lately are a welcome change. So here’s my list of Works in Progress: My dress for my grandmother’s funeral next month in MN.  I’m …

Shell Wrap Shibori Jacket

I’ve had this make finished for quite a while but it’s been just too hot to take pics.  I still probably won’t get any wear out of this for a few more months, but I love it!  This jacket was made with the leftover yardage from my Deer & Doe Centauree Dress and while the pink was lovely I didn’t want two pieces in my wardrobe that were so …

Centauree & Plantain -Deer & Doe Fangirl

  I’m so in love with Deer & Doe– definitely a Fangirl! The packaging and overall design are so beautiful- plus fabulous patterns and wonderful instructions in both French and English. I wasn’t originally planning on entering the Indie FanGirl Competition over at The Monthly Stitch.  I just wasn’t feeling inspired and couldn’t justify the expense of more patterns when I already own so many.  I looked at …

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