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An experiment in Dyeing.

I really have no idea what I’m doing but I’m experimenting with natural plants and dying white linen and pearl cotton.

I have added 1/2 a teaspoon  of Alum (thanks to  my friend who gave me some) to boiling water and I added the plant matter that I’ve been collecting over the weeks. They will sit in the sun for a week or so, then I can check the results.

I also wet a length of linen and laid dry gum leaves on it. I put another layer of wet paper towel on the top and that’s also drying in the sun.



The linen came from Ikea at $1.00 meter on sale. !!!!  a really good bargain I think.





I used dry lavender flowers.


gum leaves,





Agapanthus flowers.



Daisy or something… just ahold weed actually. But I just needed to know.



They look wonderful sitting in the jars, whether on not I achieve anything… who knows, but I just did it to see.




  1. Pingback: An experiment in Dyeing. | I am Pam Holland

  2. The yellow flowers you called daisy are dandelions. They are a medicinal herb and the young greens can be eaten like spinach. Yours colors are beautiful. I can’t wai see what you create with them.


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