My mum asked me to try dying with artichoke leaves because every time she prepares them her fingers go all black. The results are far from black though. Mordanted with alum I got a lovely soft yellow which turned green … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2012
I’m so excited to let you know about an upcoming workshop: Ishtar, Neus and I have been planning this event for quite a while and it is sure to be a very unique and fun weekend. I hope you will … Continue reading
The results from Poppies were a real surprise to me. I thought I would get a red dye that washed out but instead I got a surprising silver/grey that at first disappointed me but which I love more and more … Continue reading
Another wild flower I picked from the side of the road. This one I did know what it was, a poppy, but had no idea of its properties. Its medicinal uses range from pain killer to treatments for jaundice, insomnia … Continue reading
An experimental workshop for kids and adults where we tried out different folding and wrapping techniques. We pre-mordanted the fabric in alum and then dyed with Turmeric, Onion skins and coffee. Un taller experimental para niños y adultos en el … Continue reading
Here are the results of dying with Crown Daisy. A lovely bold yellow on cotton and a milder gold on silk. It reminds me of the results I got with chamomile. Estos son los resultados de teñir con Margaritas. Un … Continue reading
We drove to Santa María today to visit an organic nursery only to find it closed. Instead I found spring flowers in bloom everywhere we turned. I picked some from the side of the road to see whether I might get … Continue reading
The results of dyeing wool, silk, cotton and linen (From right to left) with coffee. When mordanted with Iron the fabric changed from the goldens and mustard browns to darker greens and Khaki colors. Los resultados de teñir lana, seda, … Continue reading
I thought I would share how I make the leaf printed gift tags with you. They are fun to make and look so lovely! You will need: air dry clay, a rolling pin (I used a glass jar), some leaves … Continue reading
Lara prefers a necklace to a gift tag. I’m happy to find something I made has multiple uses. Lara prefiere collar que etiqueta de regalo. Yo feliz de que algo que haya creado tenga más que un uso.
I don’t have a big selection of Washi Tape and what I do have I am very stingy with because I love it!! ¡No tengo una selección muy grande de Washi Tape y soy muy tacaña con lo que tengo … Continue reading
I tend to choose a fairly neutral colour palette but I found these papers in my recycle stash that go well with my new gift tags! Suelo escoger colores muy neutrales pero encontré estos papeles en mi montón de reciclar … Continue reading
This is why I made the clay leaf prints! Esta es la razón por la que hice las impresiones con hojas.
Since we moved to Spain I have had a tough time finding “clean” house cleaners. I decided that as I run out of each product, I will make my own again. This week I ran out of glass cleaner. I … Continue reading
I have been wanting to make these for a long time and finally got around to it! I love how they turned out! He querido hacer este proyecto desde hace meses y por fin encontré el tiempo. ¡Me encanta como … Continue reading
Found by Lara in the Bellver woods. Encontrado en el bosque de Bellver por Lara.
Our neighbor’s bushes have been growing into our yard for some time. We cut them back and I used the leaves to see if it could be used as a dye. I got a lovely light green which turned into … Continue reading
Another dye experiment. This time with Mata (pistachio lentiscus). It took me a while to figure out that it was mata because I forgot to label the results and 3 weeks later, what I thought was obvious, suddenly looked just … Continue reading
Here is the result of dyeing with onion skins and then mordanting with iron. I cannot seem to capture the true depth of the colour of the fabric, it is closer to an olive green than the photos suggest. The … Continue reading
I had a fun filled day in the kitchen a few weeks ago, when I realized my iron bath was ready to use. I’ll show you more detailed results in the coming posts. Hace unas semanas, al darme cuenta que … Continue reading