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Home dyeing

Discussion in 'Homemade Products' started by Hinotori, Jan 26, 2019.

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  1. Mar 18, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    This is very interesting. I bought a fabric dying kit a few years ago and hpope to get my craft building set up this summer and dye a bunch of facbric for crafting with.
    The closest I came to this is using blueberries, strawberries and onions to dye my easter eggs one year. In fact, I may do it again this year with my light brown eggs. The colors come out so nice.
     
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  2. Mar 18, 2019
    Hinotori

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    I want to try onion skins on my blue eggs. Maybe a quick turmeric dye to get a nice green.


    My lichen dyes have another month to go before I can use them. Only the reindeer lichen looks like something really interesting as it's purple.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2019
    Marianne

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    Fascinating! I have painted on wet cottons, wadded up and put on a aluminum pan. Dripped watered down acrylic paint on the fabric and let it spread into interesting shapes. A spray of water helped spread it and added the the different shades of colors. NEVER even thought about using natural dyes. I would have aimed for beet juice, turmeric, onion skin. I wish I would have thought about it!
    That Christmas, I gave all my quilting buddies a box of 'fat quarters' (18"" x 22") of all the different shades of my efforts. Although I loved the organic shapes and patterns, my friends were less than impressed. Keep us informed of your progress.
     

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