Welcome to: Homemade Dyes

Making Natural Dyes from Plants

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Did you know that a great source for natural dyes can be found right in your own back yard! Roots, nuts and flowers are just a few common natural ways to get many colors. Yellow, orange, blue, red, green, brown and grey are available. Go ahead, experiment!

Creative Knitting – Dyeing Naturally!

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Knitting with a yarn that you have dyed to match your own exact colour needs is a truly creative knitting experience.

How to Make a Tie-Dye Shirt in 12 Simple Steps

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Have you ever wondered how to make tie-dye shirt? Here is how with this easy to follow step by step guide. You’ll be styling your very own homemade shirt before you know it! You will need the following materials;

Shibori-Japanese Tie Dyeing

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Shibori is a method of shaping and binding fabric in such a way that when the piece has been dyed and the bindings removed, certain areas of the fabric have more dye than others. This is called bound-resist dyeing. Read on for five easy techniques.

Indulge Your Inner Hippie and Learn to Tie Dye

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Even if you’re not a child of the 60s, you’ve probably had the pleasure of owning and wearing tie dye clothing.

Tie Dying With The Masses

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How To Group Tie Dye In The Classroom-Summer Camp-Or For Parties!

Woodturning Tips

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Dyes, Coloring Wood For Dramatic Effects

Natural Dyes – Why Use Them?

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Natural dyes produce an extraordinary diversity of rich and complex colours as well as unexpected results, making them exciting to use.

Early Indigo Dyeing & Printing Methods

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In the 16th century, India’s textile workers discovered how to make color dyes adhere to cotton and linen, thus making it colorfast.

Shawls, Scarves & Accessories

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Part One of a Six Part, Six Color Guide to Natural Dyes