One of my favorite plants in the new dye garden is the Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia-Family: Saxifrage (Saxifragaceae). I’ll be adding more varieties in the spring because I really appreciate how well it prints.
And those lovely Wild Cranesbills! I’m trying to propogate the wild ones that I find into my garden. We’ll see if any of them took well enough to make it through the winter. I pick them from a few places in my own yard and from a couple of sites especially, around Lake Quannapowett.
Then all of the varieties of Acers! Pretty sure this one’s a Red Maple. On the left The fabric was dyed with Walnut and on the right with Oak Gall. On cotton, alum, soy, alum and dipped in ferrous sulfate.
Need I say, I’m very thankful for all the leaves that bestow their pigments on my cloth!
Linking up with Nina’s Off The Wall Friday! Happy holidays to all! Those things that we are grateful for have become all the more precious for many of us now! Let’s protect them and celebrate them.
From an article by Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia