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Making Natural Dyes from Plants

Making Natural Dyes from Plants
Did you know that a great source for natural dyes can be found right in your own back yard! Roots, nuts and flowers are just a few common natural ways to get many colors. Yellow, orange, blue, red, green, brown and grey are available. Go ahead, experiment! Gathering plant material for dyeing: Blossoms should be in full bloom, berries ripe and nuts mature. Remember, never gather more than 2/3 of a stand of anything in the wild when gathering plant stuff for dying. To make the dye solution: Chop plant material into small pieces and place in a pot. Getting the fabric ready for the dye bath: You will have to soak the fabric in a color fixative before the dye process. Color Fixatives: Salt Fixative (for berry dyes) 1/2 cup salt to 8 cups cold water Plant Fixatives (for plant dyes) 4 parts cold water to 1 part vinegar Add fabric to the fixative and simmer for an hour. Dye Bath: Place wet fabric in dye bath. NOTE: It’s best to use an old large pot as your dye vessel. Shades of ORANGE Shades of PINK

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Indigo dye discovered in 6,000-year-old textiles from Peru - Science News Posted The blue indigo dye commonly used in today's jeans was used by pre-Hispanic communities in Peru around 6,000 years ago. Key points Well-preserved, 6,000-year-old cotton fabric from Peru contains indigo dyeDiscovery pushes back earliest known use of indigo by 1,500 yearsFinding suggests pre-Hispanic communities were very sophisticated Their use of the complex technique involved in creating indigo dye predates its use by ancient Egyptians by about 1,500 years. The finding, published in Science Advances, is based on the analysis of blue pigment in a 6,000-year-old piece of cotton fabric found at an archaeological site in Huaca Prieta, on the north coast of Peru.

I feel melty. EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop. We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at lightandspoon@gmail.com. Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. Dyeing « Frog in the pond Colours from our backyard September 22, 2010 at 11:55 am (Dyeing, textiles) These are the results of my eucalyptus and brown onion skin dyeing.

Elbow and Knee Lotion Recipe by Anne-Marie Faiola This is a cross between a crème and a lotion. It can be placed in a jar or in a squeezable bottle. Eucalyptus dyes — Sally Blake Recipes For the project I used the same recipe for every dye-pot so results from the different plants could be compared. Below I have outlined the specific recipes for this project. However if I am making dyes to colour materials for artworks my recipe wouldn't need to be so precise. Basically I use a non-reactive (stainless steel) pot big enough to hold the materials to be dyed.

Dry erase board out of a picture frame 133.2K Flares Twitter 7 Facebook 69 Pin It Share 3.9K 3K+ StumbleUpon 129.2K Filament.io Made with Flare More Info 133.2K Flares × I purchased a few cheap 12×16 picture frames from Wal-mart for $3.00 a piece and brought them home, cut out scrapbook paper and attached it to the inside of the frame. I used double sided tape to stick the 12×12 sheets together then just cut off the remaining amount of paper before I attached it to the inside of the frame. I have seen these all over lately and decided to make a few. How to Make Leaf Skeletons I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House.

yellow « backyard dyer Hibiscus Rose Mallow (Hibiscus spp.) on Wool, scoured but no pre-mordant or pre-Alum. Far left, Hibiscus with a pinch of copper after-bath. Middle, dried Hibiscus flowers mashed (in the dye pot while simmering, before adding the wool) to yield a darker color. Lotion Making Supplies Making lotion seems complicated but it couldn't be easier. Wouldn't you love to make a thick and luxurious cream in your signature scent or maybe a light, healing after sun moisturizer? We've got all the supplies you need to make the exact lotion you want from scratch. Of course, we also carry lotion bases if you just want to skip to the fun part of adding the fragrance and packaging! Info and Inspiration

Eco-dyeing: Capturing the colours of country with Kay Lee Williams NITV: You've been working on textiles, including scarves, for several years. How long have you been creating these scarves? Kay Lee Williams: I’ve been doing scarves since around 2012, so not long really. Unfortunately I work full time, so at times don't get a lot of time to do as much as I would like. Where did you find out about eco-dyeing?

How to Make a Three-Dimensional Wall Hanging Ready to craft? This project is so easy, anyone can do it. Before you start making excuses, let me tell you, I’d never painted before. Never used acrylics or done art on canvas. I can hardly even draw a straight line. Now that your excuses are gone, pick your colors and your theme and let’s get started! TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew

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