FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

This week: Basically everything you need to know for dyeing silk with cochineal Every week, we are emailed with questions from our natural dye community asking simple and complex questions...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions (Red Edition)

...cream of tartar. Madder loses its red shade and shifts to orange, and cochineal moves from a magenta shade to a bright red or pink. When using madder or cochineal,...

Power Panties Rule

...Repeat until the cochineal is exhausted. The colored liquid is your dye bath. For Blossom Pink: Grind 1/2 teaspoon of cochineal, as above. For Coralline: Dissolve 1/4th teaspoon Madder Extract...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...Botanical Colors: How much WOF (cellulose) could I expect to dye to a dark shade of red with 50g of cochineal extract? Cochineal and cotton fiber are can be a...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

This week: Cochineal for more than textiles and how long does it keep, and what to do about a murky alum bath Every week, we are emailed with questions from...

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Kathy Hattori Q&A

...the metal and the vinegar. Perhaps some of the nails were not iron. What is the longevity of cochineal (shelf life). What about freezing the bug? Dry whole cochineal insects...

Easy Eco-print instructions

...mordant and dye, and have fun experimenting! Good eco-print dyestuffs Osage orange Whole Madder Root Ground Madder Root Logwood Chips Cochineal Insects Other fun things to print with Marigold Flowers...

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Elena Phipps

This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with Elena Phipps whose talk focused on the art history of cochineal. It also broke all of our FEEDBACK FRIDAY records with 516 RSVPS? Go...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...any surface. A lot of the old cochineal-dyes textiles in New Mexico have a slight orange tint, definitely not fuschia. Can that be done with your extract? Cochineal is ph...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...week answered by natural dyer in chief, Kathy Hattori, Founder of Botanical Colors: Do you have any tips on getting a crimson red on cotton from cochineal? Been trying so...