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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!
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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.
Color nuances may vary based on your computer screen settings. Naturally hand-dyed yarn color will vary slightly between batches. You may notice minor shade or variegation differences between skeins and batches. Please be sure to purchase all yarn needed for a project from one batch, and alternate skeins to prevent color pooling.
Indigo dyed yarn may rub small amounts of blue on your hands as you work with it. This is called crocking, and is a normal part of working with indigo dyed items. Minor crocking does not indicate poor dye quality. Indigo that rubs onto your hands or clothes while working will wash out with soap and warm water. After knitting/crocheting and rinsing, crocking should cease. Avoid using wood and bamboo needles, as they may stain.