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hand dyed using rosehips and madder root, producing a peachy shade

printed pattern - apple blossom


about the dye plant -

rosehips and madder root -

The rosehips were purchased dried and were a really beautiful dark red. I have learned that even if a dye plant appears to be a certain color, it doesn't mean the dye bath itself will become that color. Such was the case with the rosehips, which became a yellowy-orange. The addition of the madder root shifted the color to a peach. The madder bath itself was in it's second exhaust, meaning the color was not as strong, and I had used that same bath multiple times, trying to get as much color out of it as I could.

apple blossom