Dyeing with Marigolds


Freshly picked marigolds.

Dyeing with Marigolds

About twenty years ago now I did a special graduate school project where I took dried marigold heads and started a Thirty Day Dye Vat based upon Nest Rubio's article from Shuttle Spindle Dye Pot, Spring 1993, where she did the same thing only with madder root!

The result was a stunning range of reds from her vat and a stunning range of yellows to brassy greens from my vat.

Join me in the next thirty-two days as I recreate this vat using fresh marigolds from my garden (that will be dried first to maximize the color extraction) on my blog for this journey!