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Hi, I just stumbled over this post. I'm crazy about dyeing with plants, but I haven't tried vat dyeing with indigo yet (that's still to come). There is a wonderful way to achieve green with reed: Simply mordant with alum, pick the red "flowers" of reed (I usually dye at a ratio of 1:4 fiber to dyestuff), dye as usual. You can see some of my outcomes here: Thats my absolute favorite natural dye :)
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Jan 24, 2012