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Spin Flora Dot Com

Spin and Weave Flora

When I was asked by the AGWSD to teach a workshop on spinning flax this coming summer at their Summer School, I started to do some research on spinning with plant fibres. Never did I expect to fall down such a large rabbit hole! I started by ordering a few small sample packs of […]

Fungi Dye: Phaeolus schweinitzii

Phaeolus schweinitzii – Mushroom Dyes Karhunkaapa (FI)

Phaeolus schweinitzii – Yellow, gold

Alum Mordant

3 litres water 25 grams alum 10 grams cream of Tartar Bring to boil and then let cool 100 gram wool yarn tied in skeins Rinse the clean washed yarn in cool water Add the yarn […]

Fungi Dye: Boletopsis Grisea

Boletopsis grisea

FI – Sudenkaapa SW -tallgraticka

Alum Mordant 3 litres water 25 grams alum 10 grams cream of Tartar Bring to boil and then let cool 100 gram wool yarn tied in skeins Rinse the clean washed yarn in cool water Add the yarn into the cool mordant bath and bring […]

Spin Flora not Fauna - Banana Fibre

Banana Yarn Sample

The banana plant has been cultivated in Japan since the 13th Century for use in making fabrics and textiles. The tender shoots of the banana plant were harvested and boiled in lye to soften them. The banana fibre was spun into yarn and woven for making kimono and kamishimo. In Nepal, the trunk of […]

Cortinarius Semisanguineus - Fungi Dye Recipe

Cortinarius Semisanguineus mushroom gives orange and red colored dye – Fungi Dye Recipe […]

Natural Dye Books

Books and recipes about using natural dyes […]

Western Red Cedar Dyeplant

Dyeing with Western Red Cedar […]

Urine Fleece and Natural Dyes

The use of urine in washing wool & dyeing fleece or yarns […]

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