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An elderberry adventure to dye for Elderberry Shrub, Purple Fruit, Handmade Stamps, Berries, Diy Crafts, Adventure, Projects, Log Projects, Blue Prints

An elderberry adventure to dye for

Many of the plants around us can be used to make natural dyes. Aboriginal Peoples have been using dyes made from roots, bark, and lichen to create elaborate regalia. And the beautiful colours in Persian rugs have been traditionally extracted from various flowers. I recently tried making dye using the elderberry shrub. The purple fruit is loaded with colour. First I made the mordant, which is the fixative that sets the dye to the fabric so that the colour doesn’t wash away. There are…