A Few of Our Finished Dyes

We have officially completed dyeing all of our fabric for the Lotus Installation! It’s a real relief to be done, although we have a little more sewing to go. Here are some examples of students’ finished dyes. If anybody has questions on the precentage of dyes used, or the dimensions of the fabric don’t hesitate to ask or check the Tumblr link!

Madder, Weld, Quebracho Yellow
Madder, Weld, Quebracho Yellow
Raw Cochineal
Raw Cochineal
Dried Marigold, Weld, Myrobalan, Quebracho Yellow
Dried Marigold, Weld, Myrobalan, Quebracho Yellow
Madder, Pomegranate
Madder, Pomegranate
Madder, Logwood Purple
Madder, Logwood Purple
Loogwood Purple
Loogwood Purple

If you’re interested in seeing more of the dye process or different dyes, you can find out more through the Tumblr page!

Hilltop Garden

The textiles department has a good relationship with Hilltop Gardens, where we can grow dye plants and the textiles classes come periodically to care and harvest the various plants in order to create fresh dyes. We went out last week to do some weeding, put down some mulch, and even put up a fence! There is a family of groundhogs that love the dye plants, so hopefully this will stop them! We will be returning in a few weeks in order to keep the plants healthy, and hopefully will get to do some fresh dyeing before the end of the summer!

If you are interested in volunteering or just exploring hilltop, this is their website!

http://www.indiana.edu/~landscap/hilltop/index.shtml