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updated OCT 16 2017

Old Pysanka Dye Recipes

Here is what some Ukrainian peasants used to make their dyes from. For those of you who are the adventurous types, feel free to try to make them for yourself!!

Green a combination of sunflower seeds and wild elder berries...
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walnuts, apples, oak bark... Dark Yellow
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Yellow bark of the wild apple, onion skin, buckwheat husks...
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black holly-hock, leaves of the birch tree, moss... Dark Red
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Red cochineal (carmine), deerhorn, brazoliia (sandalwood)...
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husks of sunflower seeds, with sulphate of iron, alder bark, the young leaves of the black maple... Black


(Luciow, Johanna, et al, pp.16-17)
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