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boyforpele13
10-09-2007, 05:08 PM
i see dharma trading is selling natural dyes now. i was wondering, though, their instructions seem to be for immersion method and i am more interested in handpainting. is it possible to use the natural dyes to make a dye liquor to use for hand painting or are they better suited by immersion? I realize the mortar and such will still be necessary, but aside from that. It says the dye needs to be simmered for an hour, but could I just make a concentrated batch and simmer that for an hour instead of setting up an immersion pot or something?

Thanks!

mullerslanefarm
10-10-2007, 10:16 AM
Sean,
You can hand paint with natural dyes, then place in a simmer pot or wrap in plastic wrap & microwave.

An enamel roasting pan with a bit of water in it and a rack to hold the fiber up out of the water & a lid will work. Keep the water simmering.