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#1 of 3 Old 07-09-2010, 03:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi crafty mamas, Im hoping someone could help me out with this:

I want to dye some cotton muslin baby blankets, and I have never dyed anything in my life. I want to use all natural dyes, and I know nothing about them (are they vegetable, else?). I want to dye white muslin into light and pretty earthtones like pinky beige etc.

Where can I buy the dye? Again, has to be chemical free as much as possible since these blankets will be used for a newborn.

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I don't have any experience with using natural dyes but I love this site. They have a good basic tutorial for using natural dyes with simple alum and iron mordants.
http://www.aurorasilk.com/tutorials_...ural_dyes.html
As far as where to get the materials, well they have some there, too. A bulk herb section at the market might have some options as well.

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thanks so much, will check it out!

Happy mama to my four girls S 8.15.02 , L 04.25.06 (gone at 36 weeks ) and L 3.10.07.And another rainbow! Baby C has arrived 10.26.10!
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