Tag: <span>Cochineal</span>

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 …

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