This little collage was tucked away in a corner at A Tangled Skein. Each plant shown was used to dye a bit of the wool in the weaving in the center. There’s nothing to explain where it came from (I shall have to ask Cheryl, the owner of the shop), but there is what looks like transliterations into a Native American language under the English versions of the plant names. It’s fascinating to see that something green like lichen produces an orange colored dye. Someday, perhaps I’ll grow a dyers garden, but probably not in Alaska!

Plant Dye Collage at A Tangled Skein

A Garden to Dye For

4 thoughts on “A Garden to Dye For

  • June 16, 2008 at 11:36 am
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    Isn’t that the coolest thing? I have some madder and logwood. If we can find a time before you leave, maybe we can have a dyeing day!

  • June 16, 2008 at 4:36 am
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    Isn’t that the coolest thing? I have some madder and logwood. If we can find a time before you leave, maybe we can have a dyeing day!

  • June 16, 2008 at 12:41 pm
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    I am so intrigued by this! what a great piece. I definitely have to check it out next time I am in the shop. I was sorry to miss the party this weekend, but I hope you all had fun! was this your last one? 🙁

  • June 16, 2008 at 5:41 am
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    I am so intrigued by this! what a great piece. I definitely have to check it out next time I am in the shop. I was sorry to miss the party this weekend, but I hope you all had fun! was this your last one? 🙁

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