Monday, March 23, 2015

grateful for cochineal

no fuss dyeing,no temperature issues, always nice can even add the mordant to the dye bath  thus cutting steps and time.i wonder why japanese wrinkle their noses at the sole mention of cochineal. perhaps because it's so far removed from their dyeing culture?

first dip, sakura pink rich.a way of 
reminiscing last year's sakura fever.
the piece will be overdyed in logwood 
so i need to keep that in mind. 

to whet sakura saudade here's this year's forecast

neki desu
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  1. didn't know of nose issue-but it is from away and around here, from away is suspect. (and i'm in new york state).

  2. But lovely end results. Love Cochineal!

  3. wish we had access to that here in Texas. i love that color.


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