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Natural Dye Experiments

About Natural Dye Experiments

Natural dyeing may not be an exact "science" with intense variability seen even with the same procedures followed, however general trends in color may be observed.

This ongoing project is a swatchbook of fabrics dyed with different natural dyes, handpicked or purchased, varying parameters such as fiber type, mordant, after mordant, overdyes, and dyeing time.  It is a library to reference what steps can lead to desired colors.

Materials Science

Natural Dye Chemistry

Fashion/Art

Book Layout and Preparation