FROM SEED TO DYE

At Capella we are striving towards find sustainable methods for textiles. As a part of that I have initiated a project named "From seed to dye" where we cultivate a number of dye plants.

Among them indigo, woad, marigold and many others. Slowly building up a library of colours in our garden. This summer you will be able to take part and learn more in our public garden. The project will also be in collaboration with the ongoing "The shirt project" that I run together with Sara Carlsson. Pls. see more under "work".


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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. 


#safflower #safflor #naturligfärgning #naturaldyeing #dyeplants #fromseedtodye #frånfrötillfärg #lindazetterman #textile #sustainabletextiles #capellagården