Natural Dyeing with Brandywine Viburnum Berries

You know I love to dye, but I’ve never been a fan of natural dyeing except for Indigo. I’ve been seeing a lot of natural dyeing lately so I thought I’d try it again, and include a little tutorial. There are lots of ways to dye naturally. This is just one way.

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Dyeing White on White/ Black on White

I haven’t purchased much commercial fabric since I really enjoy dyeing, but when I’m in a fabric store I always check out the white on white and black on white fabric. These are pretty as is, but I like them much better with color. Since I’m into turquoise, I dyed these pieces with that color…

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Trying to Dye Lace

Over the years I’ve bought lace. Some came from a variety of stores (one specifically in Hawaii) and thrift stores. My idea of buying lace was to use it as a stencil. See my tutorial here about that. That was fun, but I also wanted to dye it. I assumed in the beginning of my…

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Old Liquid Dyes

Since I’ve been dyeing quite a bit I’ve had several readers contact me about how long they can keep dye water. I just happen to have several bottles that have been sitting in my studio in the garage for almost a year. You might notice that the bottle on the right says yellow, but it’s…

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Firsts and More Colors

I’ve continued on with my low immersion dyeing of my dyes. What has been really challenging is to photograph the browns. They’ve been dyed for a week, but still not able to get a good picture. But that will come.

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Dyeing and More

I’ve been wanting to make a dye sampler book for years, so I can tell exactly how the colors look when low immersion dyed. Some I’ve know, but the majority I have no idea how they will look dyed without ice. I purchased most of my dyes (fiber reactive dyes) so students of my Icy…

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