I decided to do one of the labs that was presented in The Chemistry of Natural Dyes by Dianne N. Epp. The lab tests out what pH levels have on the colorfastness of a dye. Since, I probably shouldn’t post all of the lab information on here, this post will focus more on the results. Continue reading
My awesome mentor bought a book called The Chemistry of Natural Dyes by Dianne N. Epp. The book goes into the chemistry of dyes, wool, mordants and pretty much anything you need to know about dyeing. I’m so excited because there’s chemistry in there and explanations! The other sources of information I found simply talked about what happens and what to do, but never explained why or what happens chemically. Continue reading
To pass some of the extra time I have, I’ve been watching documentaries about drugs. I’ve heard of the usual suspects: heroin, cocaine, and meth. Something completely new to me was the new kid around the block called DMT or Dimethyltryptamine. It’s considered the strongest psychedelic in the world. I guess it’s more like the hipster of drugs. No one has really heard about it. Continue reading
Earlier this week I was trying to fix a name problem on my passport. I called the offices and got information corrected. I was instructed to send it in the mail with my other vital documents. My mom being a mom, thought it was pretty risky to send my documents out like that so she advised me to go down to the Passport Offices to see if I can get something done. So, I wake up semi-early to go to the offices, ride the subway down, go through security, then wait in line for a few minutes, just to be turned away because it’s not the right place to do what I need to get done. Continue reading
She basically shows how useful and interesting these natural dyes can be! In addition, you can see how we can use plants that we find annoying like weeds and turn them into dyes.
As you probably already know I’m a high school senior and the May 1st deadline for colleges is coming fast. I decided to visit my top choice schools and Oberlin College is one of them. Continue reading