I've been having a wonderful 2 days at a natural dyeing workshop! We started yesterday with leaves and wildflowers which we rolled into crepe de chine, silk, cotton and wool and then put into a steaming bath with alum.
There's actually a bit more color than the picture shows in the natural T-shirt. I may slit the front and add some hand stitching to it eventually.
The dark you see on the T-shirt above was a rusty spike.
Today, we did some indigo dyeing and I over dyed a silk scarf from yesterday in a cochineal bath. The scarf is on the left and my T-shirt is the blue one on the left.
The pink shirt above right is also mine.
One lady brought a lot of her clothes to dye. They look so beautiful fluttering in the pines.
These are the pots simmering with madder. The front one is just water with natural plant materials.
Once everything is washed and dry I'll have some final photos.