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Red Grapes named Petrik

Developing my garden Dyeing List!

When Season changes, the leaves of this grapes variety turn its color into the deep purple to black shades While most of the red grapes varieties would change its color into light pink shade.


 It can very well be the effect of the soil composition in fact.

 This purple leaves had always been looking so delicious to me, though I could not find an appropriate employment for these, until I realised I gotta try them in the natural contact printing!

 Well, the results were even better then I’d expected.

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The only thing is that there is never actually lots of purple leaves, black leaves are even rarer. If you missed the right time, you can easily get to your vinery and they all will be gone already.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with vine’s schedule!

 This year I had stored just a few leaves, which later were shared with a friend. I am in anticipation of her comments, hope she’ll like them as much as I do.

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I do hope that coming season will bring back this wonderful palette in lots of leaves and I won’t miss the opportunity to pick them all!

Or as much!

Red Grapes and Prickly Pear

More on my Garden dyeing potential.

Dreaming about a new season to come and putting together my notes on my plants in the garden, the next couple of floral forms worth mentioning would be my red grapes Petrik (latin name unavailable) and my Prickly Pear (Opuntia). Not just because these two happened to have got into the same dye bath quite a few times, but much more for the fact of being such a valuable source of a palette other then earthy tones color scheme.

And the color range obtainable from these two is indeed prominent!

The more I am focusing on the natural dyeing, the more evident is the fact that the local plants are of great worth for the natural color palette development. Sounds like a common knowledge, ha? Well, it does, but when you discover your garden-varieties to be true dyeing treasures, that’s a milestone to be specified in your diary! 


My Red Grapes with just a touch of purple

Harvesting Prickly Pears

Harvesting Prickly Pears

Prickly Pears in the dye bath

Prickly Pears in the dye bath

Out of the bath

Out of the bath

What's inside!

What’s inside!

And moving along!

And moving along!

Keeping on restocking my supplies

Keeping on restocking my supplies


My next post – more on the red grapes effect!


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