My pink and gold beaded choli which I’ve sewn and embroidered myself.
I’ve tried 1920s finger waves on my hair using finger wave clips. Continue reading 1920s Finger Waves
I’ve made some tie dye samples using Indian and Japanese tie dye techniques. The first picture shows Japanese shibori designs, such as here and here. Continue reading DIY Indian And Japanese Tie Dye, And Print Samples
Here are some dye samples I’ve made using black beans. Continue reading Black Bean Dye Samples – Purple, Grey Green, And Blue
Black tea even stains polyester as these dye samples show! Continue reading Black Tea Dye On Polyester Lace and Fabric
Here are some more dye samples I’ve made. The first is common bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) on cotton fabric and silk fabric. To get this dark purple color, it’s necessary to use common bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) with dark red flesh; blueberries (Vaccinium cyanococcus) with white flesh don’t work. The fabrics aren’t mordanted. Continue reading Black, Purple, And Rust-Colored Dye Samples
These are yellow and orange natural dye samples which I’ve made. Continue reading Yellow And Orange Natural Dyes – Turmeric, Saffron, Onion Skin
Pockets in the 18th century and the 1840s-60s were worn over the petticoats and under the skirt (the skirt had slits at the sides for accessing the pockets). Continue reading 18th Century/ Victorian Cotton Pockets