Tuesday, September 11, 2012

An abundance of sage for colouring

Inspiration from the Garden

Salvia Officinalis
Salvia officinalis - our culinary sage bush of 7 years

Solar Dye Magic

Solar Dye Concoctions
 Three concoctions (left to right) - sage dye liquid, sage dye liquid with
old copper mesh (previously used to repel slugs in the veggie patch) and 
sage dye liquid with rusty bits of iron found in the garden's soil

Colour Wonders

Sage Colours
Dye colour liquid only on all fibres - no mordant
dye with copper (top left), dye on its own (top right)
dye with iron (bottom)


  1. Thanks Terri. I'm quite pleased with the colours and will definitely give the old bush another trim!