Natural Dye

anonymous asked:

Veronica for the ask meme thingy

Things In Common:

  • my hair is naturally (without the dye) almost exactly the same as hers
  • I laugh pretty much the same way (as she does in the musical lol)
  • we have similar taste in fashion lol

Not In Common: 

  • I was never the popular kid in school, but I don’t associate with people that I don’t like. So I wouldn’t be able to force myself to hang out with people that I hated. The whole concept is so foreign to me?? honestly. I mean I can be tolerant of the way people act for a long time before it finally gets under my skin, but I wouldn’t give up friendship (with martha or betty) Idk… i guess at work I’ve associated with practices that I normally wouldn’t go along with for the sake of keeping my job?? not sure if thats really the same though. 
  • I do not keep a diary, I’ve tried but could never keep it up
  • she is very short lmao
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Allura’s Moving Castle AU

1. why? 2. why not! 3. asadahsdklsasdf

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The ocean is a jerk😭

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I’ve been experimenting with naturally dyeing yarn, which is both fun and doesn’t hurt my sad, nervy wrist (which is healing, yay). I love how they all look together! From top to bottom in the weaving: plain, yellow onion skins, green tea, red onion skins, black tea, turmeric, and hibiscus tea. I’m going to teach my art camp kids how to do this over the summer :)

So, over the past year I’ve been collecting all the moss that has fallen off during the wind and snowstorms and now I’m finally ready to do something with it. 

After a lot of struggle getting the one (1) ingredient I need I can finally try dyeing it. I’m loosely following some info from the book ‘Natural Color’ by Sasha Duerr as well as using tips I’ve gathered from instagram dyers.

So what I’m going to try is a 1:1 ratio of water to ammonia, add moss and seal into jar. It’s supposed to oxygenate once a week or so and needs to be stirred occasionally. It should be done once it reaches a dark purple color which can take 3 weeks to 6 months. 

Right now it just looks like weird sea monsters in jars. 

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Found this Dead Man’s Foot (Pisolithus tinctorius) post in my drafts. The fungus pictured here is associated with oak but the species can also be associated with eucalyptus. As a natural dye, the oak-associated fungus produces a dark-brown to black color whereas the eucalyptus-associated fungus produces orange-copper tones.

  • Noodle: hey remember when my hair was blue lol
  • 2D: *glaring*