New Years Organic Dyeing


To welcome in the New Year, I decided to set another organic dye bath, this time using an extract of Cutch. According to Kristine Vejar’s amazing book, The Modern Natural Dyer, Cutch “has more than a thousand  species…achieving colors ranging from copper to terra cotta.”  Linen, cotton and rayon fibers and fabric went into my pot.


Here’s my bounty! I was thrilled with the results. My color range was from a fawn to a mocha, subtle shades with warm rose brown undertones!

Happy New Year! What have you done to artistically/creatively herald in 2017?!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan
    Jan 10, 2017 @ 22:47:08

    All I can say is”Wow,” Elizabeth!


  2. lauradotcalm
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 05:32:16

    I’m certainly feeling the warmth of those tones….great colors.


  3. Lynn Mervosh
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 05:45:14

    Beautiful, Elizabeth! The colors are so warm and cozy! I can’t wait to hear more about your project.


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