Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Dying stuff


Dying stuff
Originally uploaded by cob_web

Look at all this stuff! I said on my Yarn website that I wanted to get into natural dying next, and a lovely lady who happens to live just down the road contacted me and said she was getting rid of all her old stuff! Thank you Chrissy!

I picked it all up today. When she said she had a LOT of stuff, I don't think I quite believed her...

There are loads of bit of kit, some lovely buckets and pans, a boiler-thing that I'm not *quite* sure what I should do with and so many dyes! I couldn't resist and sat and listed them all. I will list them at the end for my own info. There were also a lot of mordants and things, but I think I will probably start afresh with those as some were quite old.

Its so exciting, but I Can't do anything till we are back from Japan. I might have to invest in a good book too so I know where to start...

Natural dye list

Something Japanese...!?
Some large Leaves??
Logwood
Cochineal
Lichen
Yew Chips
Acacia Chips
Poplar buds
Cutch
Turmeric
Common Horsetail
Marigold
Bearberry leaves
Heather flowers
Chamomile
Ivy berries
Natural Indigo
Golden Rod
Madder Powder
Madder
Bloodroot
Brazil wood
Gall nuts
Annato
Rhubarb Root
Tansy
Ossage Orange
Oak Bark
Wild Cherry Bark
Sanderswood
Alkanet
Fustic
Weld
Sticklack
Turkish Madder
Onion skins

some unidentified things!

3 comments:

Aberdonian said...

Do you really have to go to JAPAN? ;) I can't wait to see what you come up with and I'll probably splash in some cobby yarn at last.

tinebeest said...

Who's going to Japan then?

Anyway: the "something Japanese" on your list: is that because it has Japanese writing on the package? I'd happily have a look at it, if you send me a pick. And if I don't know, I can forward to my mates in Japanese Studies :-)

tinebeest said...

pic, not pick. Must be something wrong with me brian (tm) :-p