Red cabbage dye is my favorite natural blue dye for cotton fabric and cotton clothing! 😀 You can use red cabbage to dye cotton blue even without a mordant. Or you can make DIY iron mordant to make the color darker and to improve the wash fastness of red cabbage dyed fabric. Continue reading 9 FAQs About Dyeing Cotton Blue With Red Cabbage
If you’re just getting started with natural dyeing, here are some frequently asked questions & answers about eco-friendly and sustainable natural dyeing: The eco-friendly natural dyeing 101!
Do you want to know how to dye your own clothes and fabric in an eco-friendly and sustainable way with natural dyes? Natural dyeing is a fun process but it’s also good for the environment. So let’s get started with natural dyeing! 😀 Continue reading 14 FAQs About Eco-Friendly Natural Dyeing
Cellulose fibers, like cotton, linen and rayon, are more difficult to dye with plants than protein fibers like wool and silk. It’s possible to dye cotton fabric black but it takes time: at least three days (or rather a week) from start to finish! Because you have to scour the fabric, extract the dye, dye the fabric, modify the color and overdye the fabric again. But even if it’s a lengthy process, it’s very budget-friendly and sustainable: Because you probably have the materials already at home or can gather them outdoors! Continue reading How To Dye Cotton Fabric Black Naturally
You can easily update old clothes with fabric dye. Dyeing old clothes is such a fun, creative , cheap and eco-friendly way to give old clothes a new life! So make your old clothes new again with fabric dye!
I used simplicol fabric dye which is so easy to use. You simply toss your clothes and the fabric dye into the washer. Then wait for the clothes to “wash” and your clothes are dyed. It’s almost like Christmas because you never know what color they turn out to be! Continue reading Update Old Clothes With Fabric Dye
Did you know that you can make your own fabric printing inks with things you’ll find in the nature? 😀 Continue reading DIY Natural Fabric Printing Inks
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. Continue reading DIY Red Cabbage Fabric Printing Ink
While I was making dye samples with leftover blue food coloring (made with red cabbage and baking soda) I noticed that the dye solution changes dramatically its color in 4 days. Continue reading Red Cabbage Dye On Exposure To Air
I used leftover natural blue food coloring (made with red cabbage and baking soda) to make some print samples. Continue reading Red Cabbage + Baking Soda – Print Samples
After some days exposure to light, all red cabbage + baking soda dye samples faded badly. Continue reading Red Cabbage + Baking Soda – Dye Samples Update
Today I made more dye experiments with red cabbage. This time I made a dye bath with red cabbage and baking soda. Continue reading Red Cabbage + Baking Soda – Dye Samples