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Herbs/Spices for Natural Dyes. Good for soaps, clothes etc. Black: black walnut, alder Brown: burdock, comfrey, fennel, onion, geranium Gold: goldenrod, plantain, safflower, agrimony Blue: indigo, elder, elecampane Pink: bloodroot, chicory, madder Green: agrimony, angelica, betony, coltsfoot, foxglove, marjoram, rosemary, tansy, yarrow Gray: poplar, raspberry Red: dandelion, St. Johns Wort, sweet woodruff, hops
Natural dyes: their history and how to m...
A comment on one of my hubs, that on the negative effects of the petroleum and of the petrochemical industry, has led me to write this article, to demonstrate that man could easily survive and have all that he wishes for, even without polluting the...
How To Make Your Own Natural Dyes
by Ashley English / Illustration by Olivia De Salve Villedieu This article originally appeared on Modern Farmer. Back to the land — it’s officially back. Magazines, conferences and books devoted to the DIY ethos abound. But learning practical skills doesn’t have to mean signing up for a lifetime of lumpy