Dye Plants

[Brazilwood bark, gamboge resin, madder root, indigo plant, gum arabic, green earth, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


Before synthetic dyes, fabrics were dyed with colours mostly from plants, roots, insects and berries. There was great technical knowledge needed to extract the pigments in a permanent way. The Mediaeval artist would use the fabric off-cuts and extract the dyes to make paint.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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Dye Plants