The Process of Dyeing

Hello, I will be discussing the process of when we dyed our clothing. First, you want to do research and find out what native flowers in your area will create a dye when boiled. Living in New Mexico there is a large supply of Chamisa, which creates a bright yellow dye when contracted correctly. During our…

plants to use when dyeing

There are many different pants to use when you dye naturally. When we dyed our materials we used sunflower seeds and chamisa flowers.    We used a 2:1 scale to measure the amount of plants we needed to fully dye our shirts. We boiled the plants in enough water to fully immerse our shirts into,…

Ethnobotany of the Southwest

From the very beginning, Native Americans (and all people, for that matter) used plants for many of their needs; food, shelter, clothing, oils, latex, and soaps are just the beginning. Plants are extremely versatile, with each of their parts producing a different resource. The method of preparation plays a key role as well, as boiling…