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Corepsis tinctoria

This week was a second crop of coreopsis along with the first cutting of woad. Coreopsis yields a stunning burnt orange in the dye vat while the leaves and flowers print an even deeper shade. Woad is the blue used traditionally in Europe and although is not as dark as Indigo does yield a wonderful Saxon blue. The Covid cruise does keep me close to home so for better or worse my activities are mostly connected to the studio and garden. Here are some highlights from this week’s dye vats. All pieces are cotton, soy mordant, coreopsis vat dye and eco printed.