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.

dusty miller


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    Adams, MA

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