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What can I use to dye fabric naturally? and what kind of fabric works best?<br><br>
Im looking for a variety of reasons....want to use for wrapping xmas presents...my wedding favors..and shirts for ds<br><br>
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Silk and wool are both very easy to dye with any acidic dye. Here are wool samples I dyed with stuff from around the kitchen<br><br><a href="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Eepster/DSC_0034.jpg" target="_blank">http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_0034.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Eepster/DSC_0035.jpg" target="_blank">http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_0035.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Eepster/DSC_0038.jpg" target="_blank">http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_0038.jpg</a><br><br>
and tumeric<br><a href="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Eepster/DSC_0108.jpg" target="_blank">http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_0108.jpg</a><br><br>
I've done raspberry juice too and it comes out a lovely mauve but I don't have pictures. BTW freezing ruins the dye stuff so you can't use frozen raspberries or beets etc.<br><br>
Just mix dye stuff with vinegar and water, pour over fabric, and heat it up (I use the microwave.)<br><br>
If what you really want is safe/nontoxic food colors, egg dyes, koolaid, etc work too.<br><br>
Others natural (I don't know if any of the nonfood ones are toxic) dyes I've heard but haven't tryed are onion skin, spinach, indigo (woad), madder root, dahlias, black walnut, safron. There are companies that sell some of these.
 

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Thanks sooo much!!! They look great!!! I can't wait to try!!!
 
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