Make | Natural Fabric Dyeing DIY

Natural dye diy

When I was little, I often played outside by myself. And one of my favorite parts of roaming around in nature was  foraging bouquets. I had no idea what I was doing and, of course, wasn’t wildly successful in my attempts to concoct perfumes or natural dyes but I loved the entire experiential process. A testament to a childhood free of everyday devices. That alone time fed my curiosity and, subsequently, my creativity more than anything I can think of. It was peaceful and thrilling and oh the colors and fragrances! So today I’d love to share this natural dyeing diy, flashing me right back to Summertime as a kid, via designlovefest. Here’s a peek…

One of the easiest and most satisfying materials to use are onion skins. They release their dye very quickly and produce a deep vibrant color. The red skins produce shades of brown while the yellow skins produce pale yellow to a deep golden amber… a few other options to keep in mind:

Yellow- Turmeric, Onion, Pomegranates, Marigolds, Zinnias

Pink- Avocado pits, Prickly Pear, Annatto Seeds, Strawberries, Beets

Pretty pretty!

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