These are some of my experiments with natural dye NZ spring 2011.
extracts of - indigo, cochineal, logwood.
From my garden - woad, weld, coreopsis, gum. I also used onion and a mix of onion and tumeric.
The first time I used the fresh woad I did a natural fermentation with yeast and although it was a nice blue when it first came out of the vat it quicky changed to a very light mauve/pink/blue colour. The second time I used the chemical with good results. Next time I want to use a natural vat again.
I made these slippers using the mauve woad merino inside and logwood outside. The light colour has "faded" the logwood!