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dyed and gone to heaven

November 14, 2011

either that or in love – seduced by indigo

I have watched all 183 minutes of Michel Garcia’s DVD “”Natural Dye Workshop” twice, taking notes all the time.

this is his 1-2-3 indigo dye method using henna as an anti-oxidant, 10 minutes after mixing. The water is already yellow!

the first dip on cotton (see it below). I made a weak dye bath not believing that it would work.

from left; natural grey handspun wool, the same wool with 2 dips in the indigo, handspun Merino dyed a pale yellow with mullein and 2 dips in the indigo. Two bleached cottons, the first is 1 dip and the second is 2 dips and finally bleached linen, 2 dips.

I bought the henna at an Indian grocery store, many choices but I took the natural not chemical. The store clerk assumed I was going to dye my hair.

Maybe I should give it a try?  

9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2011 12:33 am

    i need to get my hands on those cds.maybe in his page he has eu codex version

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  2. arlene permalink
    November 15, 2011 8:57 am

    Beautiful colors on the fibers. I can’t wait to see what your hair color is these days.

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  3. November 15, 2011 8:09 am

    how exciting! I love the results! Thanks for sharing pics!

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  4. November 15, 2011 6:49 am

    Fantastic blues from a weak dyebath!

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  5. November 14, 2011 5:04 pm

    ok, jean, so when i do meet you i will know you by the marvelous indigo hair???!

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    • November 14, 2011 6:12 pm

      or I might just use the henna – don’t redheads have more fun??

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      • November 15, 2011 2:04 pm

        so they say… there’s a woman in town who is very white and has a startling purple streak in her extremely stylish hair. she gets some attention for a 50- something woman, i tell you.

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  6. Kathy permalink
    November 14, 2011 4:32 pm

    I do love those blues. I haven,t seen a recipe that uses henna. You could do a temporary tattoo with the henna left over.

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