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FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Dyes of the Americas - Shared screen with speaker view
Norma
39:02
can you tell us which dyes are in the kit?
Rita Romeu
39:18
I think she is right now
Kenn Pan
39:29
How do you ensure colorfastness without a mordant?
Katie Kaplan
40:01
No mordant for black walnut, even on cellulose?
citlal Alcaraz
40:30
logwood – purple, cochineal – red, pericon – gold, coreopsis – orange, and walnut – brown
Diane Becker
40:47
also to make Nocino... a super alcoholic
Susan Cooper
40:51
walnut is used as an antifungal
yonat michaelov
41:00
leaves are great dyer too.
Didi Leavitt
41:06
What is the mordant used for the lighter result?
Laura Sullivan
41:07
Holy s^!+!! I can’t believe that!! About mordanting and walnut. Been doing it wrong my whole life!
joan harrison
41:15
Does walnut work if it becomes fermented?
Mary Beth Shaddix
41:19
what about walnut sawdust?
Éva Polizzi
41:23
They also make an excellent kitty litter from walnut husks!
Deb McClintock
41:41
Kathy, can you talk about substantive versus vat dyes for the beginners asking about mordant no mordant
christine Hegele
41:44
Can the walnut husk be used in fresh and dried form ?
Jaya Miller
41:49
has anyone used their husks medicinally instead of buying tincture… I have started drinking a little soaked in water
Celeste Malvar-Stewart
41:55
Walnut husks when bitting is also highly toxic to dogs :(
Debbie Bamford
42:00
can use the catkins in the Spring when they fall off the trees they give a similar colour to the leaves.
Celeste Malvar-Stewart
42:28
rotting
Melissa Weaver Dunning
42:55
The green walnut husk should be used when still green, not rotted. So look for the walnuts when they first start falling
christine Hegele
43:19
Thank you @Melissa !
Demarus Tevuk
43:29
Will you talk about the connection of the dyes to indigenous cultures?
Linda Magi
43:30
are you referring to black walnut when you are talking about walnut?
Norma
43:30
what fabric is the darkest brown?
Samantha Verrone
43:34
I’ve been using the whole walnut - since by the time I get them, having fallen on the ground, they are rotten and inedible - just throw the whole thing into the dye pot. Should I take the time to separate the husks anyway?
Amy DuFault
43:46
Yes help each other here if you can and I will get answers from Kathy as we go too!
Éva Polizzi
43:47
I've been working with walnut for years without mordants and I don't see much fading... (silk, linen and cotton.)
Celeste Malvar-Stewart
43:49
is the cellophane used in the kit compostable?
Katie Kaplan
43:56
Ive found black walnut on cotton, an alum acetate mordant will create a dark brown, lighter brown with no mordant. Black with iron.
Laura Womack
44:04
When would you choose to mordant after dyeing?
Elena Phipps
44:32
Catherine ellis has a blog post about Walnut
Ginnie Hebert
44:39
so the dark colors of walnut are the animal fibers?
Amy DuFault
44:49
Yes to the cellophane Celeste!
Amy DuFault
44:56
Plant based
Melissa Weaver Dunning
44:57
Whole walnut is fine, and is easiest! Just so the husk is still green or mostly green
Tiffani Moreno
45:59
Is osage sacred to Indigenous people in any way?
Amy DuFault
46:02
Some info on walnut extract on our site: https://botanicalcolors.com/shop/natural-dyes/natural-dye-extracts/walnut-hull/
Judy Dominic
46:17
Osage bark gives great color, too. Needs to soak…
Mary Beth Shaddix
46:18
very cool. Like osage shavings, can we use walnut wood shavings?
Amy DuFault
46:46
And lots of info on walnut dyeing here on our blog: https://botanicalcolors.com/?s=walnut&post_type=post
Kate Ellis
47:28
I was lucking to grab a log from an osage tree that was being cut down. Any advise for shredding it?
Didi Leavitt
47:41
Can the bark or leaves be used?
Gwenivere Reid Barnhart
47:45
re: osage.. can you use the peel on the fruit of the tree.. the osage orange.. heavy rough peel?
Deb McClintock
48:16
Lived in Ponca City, Ok in Osage county, lots of Osage trees have grown into fence lines.
Cecile Lewis
49:05
There's some Osage trees in a spot along side the 94 fwy in St. Paul. Color from apples is intense.
Cyndi Fink
49:40
The osage fruit is full of latex and would likely make a mess if you tried to dye with it. Osage wood was also used by indigenous people as wood for bows, as it is very flexible.
janet barbieri
51:00
To be clear: if dying cotton thread when dying walnut for a dark shade, I do Not need a tannin mordant?. For a lighter value I do need to mordant..? Thanks for these informative sessions!!
Barbara Wise
51:43
can you spell that dye
Deb McClintock
51:50
perrione
Amy DuFault
51:52
Janet I’ll get Kathy to tackle that in the video post we put up this weekend
Deb McClintock
51:59
perricone forgot the c!
Joyce Hayes
52:14
What is the fabric in the Osage samples.
Asia Wright
52:27
What is the name of that farm?
citlal Alcaraz
52:37
very cool supplier !
Serah Hedin
53:47
I got to try mezcal with perricone when I stayed and studied in Oaxaca at Porfirio's family studio.
Kate Ellis
54:07
NICE
Amy DuFault
54:22
Love it Sarah
Apurva Srihari
54:42
Interesting!
helen kennedy
54:42
pericon can be found as Mexican tarragon
Christy Conolly
55:15
How cool! I have bags of Mexican Tarragon from my garden. It's great to cook with - never knew I could dye with it
janet barbieri
55:15
If you have mordanted a yellow dye and dip over dye in indigo does the mordant affect the indigo vat?
citlal Alcaraz
55:20
cool ! following porfirico studio on insta now, thank u for sharing
Amy DuFault
55:54
Janet I just found out from Rowland Ricketts that it can
Amy DuFault
56:06
Have to be careful for sure
Janette Gross
56:13
Lightfastness?
Ildiko Polyak
57:11
There is a saying that logwood is the tree that made many rich.
Zaharah Shine
57:11
is Longwood light Fast and easy fast on linen?
Zaharah Shine
57:22
logwood*
Liz Keen
57:30
I have large logwood chips- is there a method to make them smaller? Can I use a blender, should I soak to soften or something first? I want that darker color! 😀
Sheila Stanley
57:44
I have a piece of logwood from Belize
Ildiko Polyak
58:07
Generally you need to soak it overnight.
Liz Frey
59:08
i have had problems with my indigo removing color when I overdye. any advice?
Debbie Bamford
59:53
Logwood with a 22% alum mordant has its lightfastness improved. As Black logwood is very lightfast.
Judy Newland
59:53
Michel Garcia’s latest research uses TARA mordant - increases light fastest considerably - available from Maiwa
Amy DuFault
01:01:09
We sell Tara too: https://botanicalcolors.com/shop/natural-dyes/natural-dye-extracts/tara-powder/
Cecile Lewis
01:01:12
I always do the indigo dyeing first. Have to control how light or dark washed-out indigo is for outcome when overdyeing.
Amy DuFault
01:01:28
Smart Cecile!
Deb McClintock
01:01:28
what is TARA mordant
Amy DuFault
01:01:44
Click the link I just put in here to read :)
Amy DuFault
01:01:48
https://botanicalcolors.com/shop/natural-dyes/natural-dye-extracts/tara-powder/
Judy Newland
01:02:17
Apparently can increase light fastness close to 80-90%..glad that you carry it too. The research is out there to read about..
Kate Ellis
01:02:21
@Judy - Do you have a link to Michel’s research?
Judy Newland
01:02:31
I’ll try to find the info...
Kate Ellis
01:02:40
TNX
Sheila Stanley
01:03:14
Often, people who are allergic to shellfish will react adversely to something dyed in cochineal
Amy DuFault
01:03:28
Interesting Sheila
helen kennedy
01:04:32
cochineal is very sensitive to water quality
Zaharah Shine
01:04:56
is cochineal it it light fast and wash fast on linen?
Apurva Srihari
01:06:13
Can salt help in colour fastness? Common salt
Samantha Verrone
01:06:32
Yes, wash less and in cool water with pH neutral soap, hang dry…
Didi Leavitt
01:06:35
Do you know th native name for coreopsis?
Cecile Lewis
01:06:41
Light darkens some dyes. Especially tannins
Carolyn Coates
01:06:46
Cochineal doesn’t dye cellulose well
Kathleen O'Grady
01:06:47
Any fabric washed with conventional detergents will strip the colours. I use something such as Eucalan which is a neutral ph.
helen kennedy
01:06:55
is the coreopsis the flower or extract?
Amy DuFault
01:07:13
Flower Helen
Zaharah Shine
01:09:22
Thank you 😄
Samantha Verrone
01:10:21
can you talk about difference btw alum acetate and sulfate?
Didi Leavitt
01:10:44
Any more history on coreopsis? Red Tape?
Liz Frey
01:11:02
can you repeat the name of the mordant that creates navy with logwood?
Amy DuFault
01:11:12
symplocos
Lorraine Nielsen
01:11:20
Thank you for another informative, interesting presentation!
Amy DuFault
01:11:33
https://botanicalcolors.com/shop/mordants/symplocos/
Cecile Lewis
01:11:57
tannin choice affects color. some tannins make cloth almost brown to reddish. clear tannins cost more but have less impact in outcome
Amy DuFault
01:12:11
That was for you Liz
Liz Frey
01:12:42
thanks Amy!
Kate Ellis
01:12:59
Do the different alums give different colors when dyed?
Amy DuFault
01:14:29
How to mordant: https://botanicalcolors.com/how-to-mordant/
Amy DuFault
01:14:39
For both!
Lori Goodman
01:14:42
acid - lemon juice, calcium carbonate - will negate the red of cochineal on cellulose fibers.
Peggy Dlugos
01:15:51
what is the alum sold in grocery stores?
Margarida Vasconcelos
01:16:16
Thank you so much for this great presentation, so interesting. Speaking of alum, what’s the best way to dispose it? Thank you
christine Hegele
01:16:21
Can alum be used with Indigo ?
Melissa Weaver Dunning
01:17:14
Oxalic acid will also modify cochineal
Rani Olson
01:17:31
Do you test tap water to know what minerals are in there?
joan harrison
01:17:50
Yes, please speak to the safest way to dispose of used dye baths
Jaya Miller
01:17:52
pure rhubarb for Oxalic in cochineal, yes
Amy DuFault
01:18:17
Will ask Joan
Katie Kaplan
01:19:37
When using cochineal in mordant printing, does the background clear readily?
Barbara Wise
01:19:41
I've put alum bath on my hydrangeas
Demarus Tevuk
01:19:57
What about amaranth?
Cecile Lewis
01:20:05
aluminum sulfate is used as fertilizer to green things up
Samantha Verrone
01:20:21
Pomegranate peels have tannin, no?
Jaya Miller
01:20:28
Katie, yes I would say
Jenee Rowe
01:20:37
what about Quebracho Rojo?
Jaya Miller
01:21:15
Yes Samantha
Taryn Matusik
01:21:20
Thank you!
Katie Kaplan
01:21:34
thank you Jaya!
Terri Van Sleuwen
01:21:38
what is that dye stuff?
Amy DuFault
01:21:45
sappanwood
Samantha Verrone
01:21:54
Thank you Jaya
Terri Van Sleuwen
01:22:56
what is the story of the quilt behind Kathy?
Jaya Miller
01:24:06
book sale
Pamela MacBrayne
01:24:16
Thank you!!!! Very interesting. See you next week.
Katie Smith
01:24:17
Once again—totally lovely! Thanks Kathy and Amy!
Tuija Hansen
01:24:21
Nice to see everyone, Happy new year! Excited to see/hear Heidi next week too! Thank you!!!!!
Fiona Coleman
01:24:35
Thanks so much Kathy & Amy & also looking forward to next week!
Jaya Miller
01:24:37
It was great…… thank you , blessings
joan harrison
01:24:39
This was my first time…so inspiring! Thank you! (Makes me want to go into retirement to have more play time….meanwhile, I use forging and crafting/dying with my students to teach them math/science and keep my hobby going too! :)
Celeste Malvar-Stewart
01:24:46
What is her Instagram?
Gretchen Laise
01:24:54
thank you!
Cheryl Desjardin
01:24:59
Grateful! Thank you!
Tuija Hansen
01:25:08
@honeyfolkclothing on IG
Katrin Müller-Sauer
01:25:10
thank you, this is always so interesting
Deb McClintock
01:25:10
Happy New Year to all! And thank you Botanical Colors
Emma D'Arcey
01:25:10
so many thanks- so interesting
kathy green
01:25:13
Thank you again for wonderful Friday
Czarina Lobo
01:25:14
honeyfoldclothing. Heidi is a huge inspiration!!!
brece honeycutt
01:25:16
Tulsi basil!
Karen Baker
01:25:19
This was very helpful! Thanks so much Kathy and Amy.
Betsy MacIsaac
01:25:25
courage everyone,
Czarina Lobo
01:25:27
honeyfolkclothing - sorry
Georganne Alex
01:25:28
Thank you!
Liz Wichman
01:25:28
Thank you so much!
Norma
01:26:07
how much fabric will the kit dye?
Darlene Bannar
01:26:13
Thank you Kathy and Amy, great content! Very helpful to me.
Jaya Miller
01:26:17
amaranth????
christine Hegele
01:26:20
What calcium ? Hydroxide ?
Patricia Massie
01:26:22
so nice to have you back! Thank you for all the information and inspiration.
Kathleen O'Grady
01:26:24
It will also depend on ones water. :)
Katie Kaplan
01:26:41
Amaranth I think is only good for food dye!
Anete Karlsone
01:26:45
Thank you for answer!
michelle gannes
01:26:51
thanks for another wonderful presentation
Jenee Rowe
01:26:52
thank you
Rani Olson
01:26:54
Thank you!
Samantha Verrone
01:27:04
Thanks, as always, gals
Debbie Bamford
01:27:08
Thanks very much Kathy, great to see FF back! Happy New Year everyone!
Barbara Wise
01:27:15
thank you
judy mckinley
01:27:16
Thank you!
Caroline Green
01:27:20
THANK YOU
Suzana Caro
01:27:23
Thank you so much!!!!
Cynthia Harris
01:27:24
thank you!!!
Lizz Aston
01:27:29
Thank you!!
Kim Print
01:27:29
Many thanks
Tina Limpert
01:27:29
Happy New Year! Thanks for being here. It’s the highlight of my week (is that sad?). Be well :)
K Schneider
01:27:30
thank you Kathy & Amy
Anette Rega
01:27:50
You are so great, Kathy & Amy ***
Amy DuFault
01:27:55
Mine too Tina!!!!
Diane Becker
01:27:56
super nice... so happy for feedback Friday
Erica Iseminger
01:28:08
Many thanks and happy new year
Darlene Bannar
01:28:10
Beautiful!!!
Kathleen O'Grady
01:28:17
is it cotton?
Carol Lewis
01:28:18
how much dye do you need to dye 1 lb yarn
Jan Mostrom
01:28:31
Thank you. I have really enjoyed this episode.
Liz Frey
01:28:34
i would do love to see a sea of Kamala hats at the inauguration!!!
Katie Smith
01:28:51
YES!!!
Marjory Kara Cordoza
01:28:54
Thank you ladies for a great session today. The kit looks great.
Darlene Bannar
01:28:55
You guys are the best!!!
Kathleen O'Grady
01:29:02
hahah! good one: Kamala hats
michelle gannes
01:29:06
great idea liz, lets all wear them for inauguration day
Celeste Malvar-Stewart
01:29:07
THANK YOU!!!!!
Katie Smith
01:29:09
Not weird—delightful
Melissa Weaver Dunning
01:29:24
Thank you, very enjoyable program!
Darlene Bannar
01:29:27
It looks great
Tiffani Moreno
01:29:27
Thank you!!!!
Linda Hillesheim
01:29:33
Thank you! Love the Kamala hat.
Ann Baka
01:29:43
thank you !!!!
Carolyn Coates
01:30:04
As long as we’re not special