A Weaver’s Palette of Natural Dyes

This is the dye palette I use for my tapestries, made from natural ingredients that many dyers around the world use. Blue is made from indigo, the yellow from dyers broom or the tansy in the fields around my home. Red is from madder root, magenta is from cochineal. With these primary colors, and a technique called over-dyeing, a weaver can create many shades in between.