Selections of rusty nails
Logwood in muslin bags
Old pot and jam pan.
SO much cheaper than buying from “arty” stores or natural dyeing websites.
(Add a few more nails than shown here and use different amounts of nails in each pan to give a different hue).
Take out Logwood sachet to have a look at the stunning purple colour.
Logwood + Alum (another mordant) = Pink
Logwood + Iron = Purple-Grey
Logwood + More Iron = Grey-Purple
Bring to the boil for a few minutes, switch off and leave at least 12 hours.
NOTE: this will produce a “space -dyed” effect, not an even colour on the fabric – to do that you need a huge pan, more water and constant stirring.
Add the fabrics slowly to avoid air pockets.
Enjoy that colour!