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Tutorial DIY: Uszyj z ręcznika etui na szczoteczki do zębów przez DaWanda.com

Tutorial DIY: Uszyj z ręcznika etui na szczoteczki do zębów przez DaWanda.com

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Grow & Make Your Own Dye Plants Emma Bowen - Milkwood Emma Bowen from Milkweed, Australia talks to Belinda Sheekey about the wide range of plants you can grow for dyeing. From turmeric and red cabbage to onion skins and pomegranates.

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For the Makers: How to Use Natural Dyes on Fabric - A college course I took included yarn dying with natural items. This is a great way to incorporate science into art!

Use vegetables and fruits to make these nontoxic natural dyes that are safe for the skin.

Use vegetables and fruits to make these nontoxic natural dyes. Mordants/fixatives used: For fruit dyes, simmer the fabric in cup salt and 4 cups water. For vegetable dyes, simmer in one cup vinegar and four cups water.

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purple grape juice - lavender small quantity of red onion skins or red wine - violet blue spinach leaves - green turmeric - yellow carrots - orange coffee - brown beets - pink lots of red onion skins - red red cabbage - blue

For a natural twist on tie dying, use berries and plants to tie dye shirts, cloth bags and more. Materials: salt fixative for berry dyes (½ c salt to 8 c of water), plant fixative for plant dyes (4 parts cold water to 1 part vinegar), fabric. Steps: 1) Soak fabric in fixative for an hour. 2) Squeeze out excess water and rinse in cool water. 3) Boil equal parts water and natural dye material of choice using our guide. Simmer for an hour. 4) Place wet fabric in dye bath. 5) Let soak overnight.

I am very interested in working with natural dyes. This poster displays how certain colors can be achieved. Apart from the Blueberries and the tumeric they are all de-saturated.