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100 alpaca natural white yarn. sport by EnchantedMeadowsPaca, A U.S. source!

sport by EnchantedMeadowsPaca, A U.

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101: Natural Dyeing

Dyeing with Coreopsis natural dye

Handspun wool dyed with Coreopsis dye extract: works well on silk and cotton; blossoms from 2 dozen plants are a natural dye for 1 pound cloth, pH changes color

dyrhildr: Dyeing with (dried) elderberries  1. Fresh elderberry + alum + bicarbonate of soda 2. Fresh elderberry + alum 3. Dried elderberries + vinegar + alum

Dyeing with (dried) elderberries Fresh elderberry + alum + bicarbonate of soda Fresh elderberry + alum Dried elderberries + vinegar + alum

Natural undyed silk yarn - reminds me of real hair

Natural undyed silk yarn - reminds me of real hair

Samples of wool which I dyed with various natural dyes last summer.   They are Brazilwood, Madder, White Onion skins, Red Onion skins, Turmeric,Weld, Indigo and Ornamental Maize and some which are a mixture of two of these. They were all mordanted with Alum.

These are samples of wool which I dyed with various natural dyes last summer. They are Brazilwood, Madder, White Onion skins, Red Onion ski.

Natural Dyes Used by The Vikings Result in Vibrant Colors.   Clothing of the past was not drab.

Natural Dyes Used by The Vikings Result in Vibrant Colors. Scroll down for a selection of samples dyed with available materials and mordants from a textile archaeologist!

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