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Robinia bark gives a soft brownish hue. Perhaps with a shade of red, or, almost a light chai color. I used the bark for dyeing only on one sort of of hemp cotton. Looking at the bark is the color I got.

Go to this page to have the correct step-by-step process. I leave the cotton overnight in the dye bath.

I use pieces of scoured cotton fabric which weigh (less than) 100 gram in a 20 liter pot.


Travel & food: a happy marriage

The beauty of growing (part of) your own food is more than just healthy, it is beauty to the eye and rapture to the senses. It is hard work too. A visual reconnection with traveling the world because food is life.

Nettle syrup

Nettle syrup is SO delicious that you just want to drink cold drinks. For a teetotaler this is a nice change in hot sweaty summer days

Nettle leaf powder

I seek for plant parts with which I can dye and where I can make delicious recipes with. Nettle, the weed we all know, is one of them.

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