Natural dyes are beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. Each natural dye colour is made up of several molecules of colour. Where chemical dyes are usually one colour molecule or just two colour molecules, natural dyes contain many colours in each colour that our eyes see. This is why with chemical dyes, when we put two reds […]
Creating vivid and beautiful dye colors is simple and fun when you harvest materials in your backyard or on your homestead and turn them into natural dyes.
Our review of this great book on using your garden to create natural dyes for your fiber arts and craft activities. A wonderful read and now I’m full of plans. Natural dyes are fun and safe to use with children so plant them, plant them!
This year, put aside a portion of your garden, that you normally dedicate to flowers and herbs, to plant a rainbow of natural dye plants. Many common garden plants are also traditional dye plants. Begin to wean yourself from chemical colours and imported, cookie-cutter fashion. And plan your wardrobe around nature’s palette.
Make your natural wool dyes using these 5 weeds!
My kids love dying Easter Eggs, but with a little one, I don’t like using those chemical dyes or food colorings that stain clothes. We prefer to dye using natural dyes. They still have the power to stain (I highly recommend “junk” clothes), but the stains don’t set as badly and there is no fear […]