Natural Dyeing

I’ve been thinking about doing some natural dyeing for a while because I wanted to make some nice grounds for my printing. Have a stack of nice coloured fabric rather than plain white. After talking to a friend about it, I did a bit of scouting around on the internet, I had a go.

I made my dye solution using sloes (I thought they were blackberries when I took them out of the freezer, but hey ho!) I have no mordant so as advised in my research , I gave the fabric a salt water soak. Then put it into the dye solution. simmered for about 15mins and then turned off the heatDyeing 1
I also dipped some papers as well. I love the resulting colour, so pale and soft.DyeingI’m definitely going to try it again 🙂

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