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Madder Root Dye

Madder Root Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres

All cellulose fibres, yarns and fabrics must be scoured prior to mordanting or dyeing. Please see my previous article on how to do this.
How to Scour Linen

For these samples, I used several different linen and cotton fabrics as well as wool yarn.

Linen and Cotton Fabric Samples
Linen and Cotton Fabric Samples

Unbleached Cotton
Bleached Linen
Linen/Cotton Blend
Natural Linen (light weight)
Natural Linen (heavy weight) read more

Weaving Project – Painted warp: blpaintwarp

While you can paint warps while on the loom, that sounds too messy for me.

This is a method that I learned while taking a workshop with Eileen Hett and Mary Berg. The way I painted my tencel warp using Procion MX dyes was as follows:

Wind warp. Tie cross firmly, but try and use a different type of fibre from your warp yarn (eg use protein fibre if warp is cellulose fibre). My warp was short so I didn’t use any choke ties. For a longer warp I would have made figure 8 ties about every 2 yards or so to prevent major tangling. read more