do any of you gardeners grow flowers/herbs or vegetables just to use in dying fabrics?
I am adding some plants to the front perennial bed this year that will be just that. Plants for dying!
I already use beets, carrots, onion skins, the usual stuff, but wanted to add some heirloom plants that would have been used back in the day! Of course 90% of the mordants used back then are not illegal to use but I will do what I can with Alum, salt, cream of tartar and vinegar!
Here are my two fave sites for learning more about using plants for dying!
this one you have to be careful and watch what mordants she recommends. In the UK they have different rules on mordants than our EPA does here!