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.
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.
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