Want a list of the natural dyes that you can harvest around Vancouver- Caosst Salish Territories?
Here it is!!
Lupin Leaves... Not the pretty purple flowers... the leaves. They Dye green! SO GREAT!! I'm in love with these guys. They grow naturally here... and pretty well anywhere outside of the city past may you can find them! (until late July i'm pretty sure... )
Ivy... I've not dyed with these in a long while... And also note that the English Ivy that grows around the city chokes out plants. It is totally invasive... so I don't feel bad harvesting this one! Makes greenish
Blackberries. Another invasive one! (But tasty!) - Pueple
Onion Skins- Yellow. Beautiful yellow with alum mordant... but GREEN! with an iron mordant! LOVE!
Walnut husks- Brown. Such a nice one too! And you get to eat the walnuts! Win win!
Oak leaves- yellowish colour... pretty nice..
Black eyes susans- yellowish... nice dye!
Fennel- i've heard of using this... to make yellow. Not tried it myself yet
Black tea- Good, simple, and pretty colour!
Black beans- The water what you soak black beans in (before you cook the dried ones) It makes blue!!!!
Horse Tail- Yellow... i'm solar dyeing with it right now... can't wait to see the results!
Fig Tree Leaves- Yellow- never tried this one!
Sage- Never tried... but makes green!
More to come.....