Category Archives: Homemade Dyes
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!
Knitting with a yarn that you have dyed to match your own exact colour needs is a truly creative knitting experience.
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 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.
Even if you’re not a child of the 60s, you’ve probably had the pleasure of owning and wearing tie dye clothing.
Natural dyes produce an extraordinary diversity of rich and complex colours as well as unexpected results, making them exciting to use.
In the 16th century, India’s textile workers discovered how to make color dyes adhere to cotton and linen, thus making it colorfast.
For thousands of years, the three main European dye plants were, and still are, woad, weld and madder.
It is believed that our color selections are mostly unconscious, yet they influence every moment of our life.
Making your own hand dyed yarn can be fun, rewarding and cheap. It’s not that difficult to make either, and with a little practice, you’ll making yarn that is beautiful and unique. Here’s a recipe using turmeric.
In recent years the usage of natural dyes and colors for fabric dyeing has witnessed its revival due to hazardous experience due to effects of synthetic dyes and chemicals. The natural dyes are eco-friendly, harmless and non-toxic in nature.
Brazilwood, logwood and fustic are famous traditional natural dyes that produce bright colours on wool, cotton and silk; brazilwood yields rich reds, logwood purples and fustic strong yellows.
I will share with you some secrets that I have learnt over the years on how you can get bright and strong colours with natural dyes.
Have you ever wondered why the robes worn by the Buddhist monk’s were yellow or orange? How did they choose and dye the materials they have? Have you ever wanted to dye cloth similar to the Buddhist ideal?
If you’re looking for a little help on how to tea dye, you’ve come to the right place. But first – why tea dye?