The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

plant dyeing silks for the kindergarten rainbow bridge

Plant dyeing silks has to be one of the most enjoyable arts I know of.

Here is my weekend experiments.

Red onion skin for green
tumeric for yellow
cochineal for orange and tumeric
indigo for blue
indigo and cochineal for purple

4 comments:

angelina said...

wow, i had the same idea in my last post. do you add a fixant?

Tan Family said...

Stunning! You did an amazing job. I've never gotten green from red onion skins before. How wonderful! You would love coming to the dye & fiber retreat that we attend each year with www.griffindyeworks.com. :)

Crystal said...

The silks are lovely! I love how soft the colors are. Great job!

Kylie said...

These are so lovely. Isn't it wonderful what we can get from nature.