FROM SEED TO DYE


With support from Nämnden för Hemslöjdsfrågor.


Ongoing project

May – Sept 2020


At the craft school Capellagården we are striving towards finding sustainable methods and processes for making textiles. As a part of that Linda have initiated the project "From seed to dye" where we cultivate a number of dye plants and foraging wild ones in the local area. Among them indigo, woad, marigold and many others. We are slowly building up a library of dye plants in our garden and alos documenting the natural habitat of plants that surrounds us.


This autumn you will be able to take part of the result and learn more in our public garden. The project will be exhibited in Sept 2020 together with a catalogue.


The project is initiated by Linda Zetterman and is a collaboration in between her and Sara Carlsson and the students from the Textile and Garden classes at Capellagården. Read more about Capellagården at; www.capellagarden.se




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  1. LUPINES  "LUPINUS" 


The leaves of the the lupines gives a florescent bright yellow colour. The flowers gives a faint tone of yellow. The lupines grows wild in ditches and meadows. The flowers bloom in different shades of pink and purple.


These lupines had "moved in" to our flower bed located behind the dyeing workshop. Be careful with how you handle them since the lupines are invasive and threaten the survival of meadow flowers. Still so beautiful to watch and also to use as dye pigment for textiles.


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SORREL

Sorrel "Rumex acetosa". This is a common plant in grassland habitats. It is rich in vitamin C and can be used as herb and in sallads. You can dye with both the flowers and the root. The colours can be changed by using different mordants and shift pH. See above.



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Sorrel "Rumex acetosa"Here the flowers are dyed together with copper, iron, and bicarbonate.


INDIGO

Indigo "Persicaris tinctoria".  Also called Japanes Indigo is used mostly in Japan. The pigment is extracted from the leaves by using a dry compost and fermentation process called 'sukoumo'. This year we will try different cultivation and extracting methods and also different dyeing processes using only natural indigo from our cultivation.


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Natural indigo dyed on silk.


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WOAD

Woad ( Isatis tinctoria) has been used as a dye plant since long back in history. In Sweden and Europe woad was used to get blue colours. When we started to import indigo from India it soon took over the market. Woad contains less indigotin and its hard to get darker colours. Our woad was planted last year. And soon to be harvested!


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SAFFLOWER

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) gives orange to red tones. Used as colorant in both food and as dye for textiles. This was already practiced by the ancient Egyptians. Now also planted outside the dyeing workshop in our newest flower bed. Where we will have a diversity of different dye plants. All to be used in the "From seed to dye" project. 


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