Alchemist Next Door: Organic Clothes That Heal
Posted on 26 June 2011
Above you see the range of color that Rebecca has gathered locally from plants such as black walnut, horsetail, indigo, cosmos, sage, and eucalyptus.
We made a vat of dried cosmos and added boiling water. Let sit for a few minutes and it's ready - rather like tea....
I love the black walnuts, gathered by urban foraging (below).
Here are some of the menu items in our dye buffet: horsetail, madrone, coffeeberry, logwood, black walnut, cosmos and coreopsis.
We dyed some local wool in Logwood (below).
Here is some silk long underwear and a scarf from the Logwood dye vat that I did.