Dyes · Flosstube

Ice Dyeing for Stargazer: The first of (probably) many

I’m trying to find the PERFECT fabric to stitch my Stargazer on. I know I want opalescent, and I know I want something that looks like the night sky. I’ve gone through every online fabric shop I know of, twice, and I just can’t commit to buying anything. So this is the beginning of my journey to try and make it myself (D’artagnan helped). Continue reading “Ice Dyeing for Stargazer: The first of (probably) many”

DIY · Dyes

Natural Dyes: Oregon Grape and Evenweave

One of the first plants I learned about in school was Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium; Mahonia nervosa). It’s one of the most useful and medicinal plants in the Pacific Northwest!   From ‘Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs‘ by Steven Foster & Christopher Hobbs: American Indian groups used the root as a blood purifier and general… Continue reading Natural Dyes: Oregon Grape and Evenweave