Three Color Ideas For the Start of Autumn

Here’s a palette with natural dye recipes suitable for that end of summer transition where the light turns golden and the air cools. The Orange Red reminds us of the underside of a liquid amber leaf; the Bright Olive is a neutral, gray-green, and the Creamy Beige is surprising in that we don’t often think about dyeing light tan shades, but this one is easy and elegant.

Orange Red (on silk fabric)
15% Aluminum sulfate mordant
4% madder extract

Bright Olive (on cotton muslin)
5% Aluminum Acetate mordant
5% pomegranate extract
2% marigold mix extract
1%rich logwood purple

Creamy Beige (on silk fabric)
15% Aluminum sulfate mordant
4% Quebracho Moreno

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