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Guild of DYer Consequences

A website of natural dyeing and medieval things made of fibres. I am, in fact, a guild of one that likes to dabble in dyes and fibres.

My interests lie in natural dyeing, specifically dyes and techniques from the medieval period (pre-1600AD - the period of time covered by the Society for Creative Anachronism). I am a collector or dye recipes from the 17th and 18th century as well, but more because there are more accessible in modern English.

 

After years of dyeing, and having random dyed fibres lying around the house, I decided I better learn to do something with them!  My partner made me my first "inkle" loom.  He says now that if he'd known it was a "gateway loom" he might have done things differently!  So, now I have weaving samples lying around the house.  I've decided this is the best medium to record and share my work.  I hope you find it helpful.

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness- Aristotle

What do you think they mordant madness with- Husband

The how-to of dyeing

I have been a dyer for ten years.  I still have a lot to learn but I'm happy to share what I know.

Experiments

From producing my own linen to growing my own dye plants, I've been busy documenting some of the work of I've been doing.

Yellow

"Everything makes yellow" is the family motto.

Here is a record of the different shades you can make.