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Indigo dyed eggs and naturally dyed eggs, too.  The instructions for the naturally dyed eggs are below.

Easy and Fun DIY Indigo Dyed Easter Eggs

About Food says that “Easter falls in the spring, the yearly time of renewal, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. The word Easter comes to us from the Norsemen’s Eostur, Eastar, Ostara and Ostar and the pagan goddess Eostre all of which include the season of the growing sun and rebirth. […]

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Dye Your Own Power Panties (Or, How To Gain Confidence From Color)

Who doesn’t need a little confidence booster every now and then? Brighten up your underthings with cochineal, lac and Quebracho and dye yourself a new set of Power Panties! Materials Any natural fiber underthings – socks, camisoles or panties.  Look for 100% cotton, Modal, Tencel, silk or bamboo fiber content. Fiber blends like wool/cotton or […]

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Twelve Days of Color

  This year, we chose twelve natural dye colors as our countdown to Christmas Day and received a number of requests to list them all in one place.  The original post is linked to the dye name so click in order to see the information. Have as much fun with them as we did! Day […]

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Botanical Colors Joins Makers Row’s Roster of U.S. Manufacturers

Do you know about Maker’s Row? Well, Botanical Colors just got listed on it and we are so proud to be part of their online database for U.S. manufacturers. Maker’s Row wants to make it easier for businesses to access and produce their goods from companies in the United States. To help with that, the […]

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Talking Natural Dyes with Lissa the Shop

We were so excited that LISSA the shop contacted us for an interview! LISSA hopes to be an online leader for selling a curated collection of eco-conscious clothing for stylish women, “for that every day, relaxed elegance. Not too granola, nothing too fancy.” Part of Lissa’s eco-formula for success will be opting for clothing made […]

Emerald works well with acid greens and rich blues.

Pantone 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

This is an easy to make, beautiful green.  I am including some guidelines – create your own version for a beautiful accent to your 2013 color palette. EMERALD On wool yarn, mordant with potassium aluminum sulfate.  You may use between 10-20% on the weight of the fiber. -Use 5% fustic and 5% Saxon Blue.  At […]