and dyed using black beans, producing a blue-green
printed pattern - dusty miller
about the dye plant -
black beans –
Black beans do not create the color you'd expect. When the mixture is beginning to extract color, it almost appears a purpley-black. As the beans simmer, the bluer tones come through. I plan on planting a few black beans in the garden this year so I can see how the nutrients in the soil in the Berkshires effect the color.