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The berries are just starting to turn. This fall, my plan is to try dyeing some fabrics with the berries.
Have you tried dying with natural plant materials? If so, please share with us in the comment section.
Posted at 09:26 AM in Fabric Journals | Permalink
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Have you tried dying with avocado skins? Just boil up some skins for 10 -15 minutes then let your fabric soak for anything from an hour to 24 hours.
You will not believe the amazing colour... a beautiful dusky pink. Its gorgeous.
August 14, 2011 at 01:32 PM
Those berries are beautiful! I recently dyed with perilla. Here is my blog post: http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2011/07/dyeing-with-perilla/
Just took your wall calendar class. Loved it! I especially like the fabric ones! Lots of great ideas and inspiration. Thanks!
August 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM
Those are gorgeous, love the way they grow around the stem.
We dyed with natural stuff a few times years ago in my San Diego quilt group - it was always fun to see which items gave what colors. Some were awful and muddy, others were lovely. As I recall, we used walnut husks, yarrow ((?)some sort of yellow flowers), berries, marigolds, nandina leaves (which are also good for flower pounding), and a bunch of other things I can't recall.
Be sure to do it outdoors (or at least with all the windows open and a fan going), some of the bubbling pots positively reeked...
August 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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