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Tag: natural dyes
Is this “vegetable dyeing” that we are hearing so much about less trouble than chemical dyeing?’
No, it is more trouble
Is it, then, quicker?
No, it takes much longer.
Is it a faster dye?
No, a really fast chemical dye cannot be surpassed by any natural dye’
Is it cheaper?
No, the cheap chemical dyes in packets cost only a few pence.
Why then should anyone trouble to learn how to use vegetable dye?
Because of the beauty of its results…these colours are alive as all beauty is alive…
Introduction to ‘The use of Vegetable Dyes’ Violetta Thurstan (1930