Saturday, May 19, 2012

natural fabric dyes

The other day I cooked black beans and while soaking them I realised how beautifully the water colour changed to a deep purple. Ever since I've been experimenting with natural fabric dyes, I keep noticing these things. I guess it comes with the obsession of finding new colours and plant materials haha
Well I decided to keep the soaking water when I drained the beans to cook them, boiled some scrap fabric in the coloured water, let it cool down added vinegar - curiously the colour turned red at that point!! - and let it soak for another two days.
When I rinsed and washed it, it turned out a lovely lavender colour. Instant win!

All other fabric printing and natural dye action to be found here

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