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vegetable dyes for fabric Could perhaps try this next time i want to dye something, i have used the packaged powder dyes but this is worth a try at least once, more so for baby items since its more natural. Not sure I could wast the Blueberries for dying - but good idea! Crafts Ideas, Nature Fabrics, Nature Dyes For Fabrics, Baby Dyes, Vegetables Dyes, Crafty S Fabrics, Baby Items, Fiber Art, Fabrics Dyes
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tutorial: how to make all natural fabric dyes - (using raspberries tumeric & tea) I've heard that vinegar will help set the color ( hence the stains from ketchup and barbecue sauce) and that using aluminum pans to cook them in may help.
The fabric will be dyed at the yarn stage in order to ensure better quality and uniformity in color. We will use dyes so our color binds chemically with the fabric and we do not have issues with the fabric stiffening, crocking, fading, or properly binding (as we would with pigments). Although this might make our product slightly more expensive, it will be a better product for the end consumer.
These are skeins of wool dyed using plants and methods known in the Iron Age in Britain, as part of an archaeological reconstruction. The period is roughly 50BC, about the time of Julius Caesar. If you go to the link you can see what plants, and what part of the plants, yielded these colors. Photo by small fry
A quite lovely natural dye chart from Jessika Cates. via her site Collective Individual. Repinned by Libby VanBuskirk on "Inca Textiles & Pre-Inca Textiles." The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco has been successful in keeping alive and restoring the great weaving practices. The fine yarn used by weavers connected with the Center is hand spun and now hand dyed with natural dyes.