Naturally Dye Your Clothes

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Dirt + Dye: Naturally Dye Your Clothes will teach you how to immersion dye your clothing or yarn from beginning to end. The simplest natural dyeing process can be broken up into three steps, each detailed in this leaflet: Scour, Mordant, and Dye.

Whether you are repurposing old clothing, hand sew your own garments, spin yarn, or just want to play with cotton bandanas and simple t-shirts, you can follow these steps to set a foundation for experimenting with natural color!

This leaflet includes:

  • A list of materials needed
  • How to choose fiber for dyeing
  • How to choose a natural dye + lists of potential dyes
  • How to use Weight of Fiber (WOF) in natural dyeing
  • How to scour and mordant cellulose fibers, including recipes
  • How to scour and mordant protein fibers, including recipes
  • How to prepare and use a dye pot
  • How to care for naturally dyed items
  • Detailed instructions and hand-drawn illustrations for each step
  • Examples of dyed clothing with dye recipe used 

This is a downloadable PDF for purchase. Due to the nature of digital downloads, refunds are not available after purchase.

All rights reserved. No part of this booklet may be reproduced, shared, redistributed or used in any manner without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. This booklet may not be used for educational tutorials or workshops without prior written permission of the copyright owner.

 

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