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  1. Mary Batchelor

    I’ve just started on the adventure of naturally dyeing wool, and luckily came across your website, an absolute gem for me here in Sussex as a lot of the other information online seems to be USA centric. I’m tentatively trying different dyestuffs at the moment, learning how they behave and constantly being stunned by the colours produced. I wondered if you had ever tried dyeing with magnolia flowers? I have a dark purple flowering variety next door that I wondered if it was worth saving and drying the flower petals? Thank you so much for your website, so beautiful, engaging and informative. Mary xx

  2. susan dye Post author

    Hi Nancy I have not done an experiment to see if there is anything in this though common sense would say yes. What I have noticed is that the long leaf variety of Japanese Indigo gererally has a much darker leaf and is more vigourous but actually has less indigo. This year however we have had lots of very hot sunny weather and the indigo yeilds are much higher than normal even from woad so my guess is that exposure to hot sunshine is more important than depth of colour of the leaves.

  3. Nancy Gillard-Bartels

    Super information. Thank you.

    I’m wondering if letting the Japanese broad leaf indigo mature to a darker leaf verses harvesting the lighter green leaves would yield a darker dye potential?

  4. Caitlin Rowe

    This is an incredible website! Thank you so much for sharing all of your knowledge. I’m going to start growing lots of these exciting things next year. Your posts will be a huge help.
    You should write a book – I would buy it!

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