DIY Red Cabbage Fabric Printing Ink

DIY Red Cabbage Fabric Printing Ink

A while ago, I printed fabric with leftover homemade natural blue food coloring (made with red cabbage & baking soda). But the print was very pale after washing. But this time I used just the thickened red cabbage juice without baking soda as DIY natural printing ink. I used a heart shaped cookie cutter as stamp – it’s not perfect but it works.

DIY Natural Fabric Printing Ink With Red Cabbage

I let the print dry overnight. The print was purple, but turned blue after washing as I expected (red cabbage dye is ph sensitive). I like the color very much: it’s a beautiful dove blue.

In the picture above you also see my natural blue sugar heart colored with red cabbage.

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