Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Category: DIY

How to dye fabrics using indigo at home.

How to dye fabrics using indigo at home.

This is a blog post on how to dye fabrics using indigo. This indigo vat is using hydro sulphate method. There 3 different methods to mix indigo vat using different ingredients. The goals of these ingredients are the same as it’s the deoxygenation process that […]

How to make raised bed from pallets at home

How to make raised bed from pallets at home

I love to grow my own food a much as much possible as I can in our small city garden. Over last year I have been making raised bed/ planter from pallets. These pallets are found by skips, building sites and warehouses nearby where I […]

Setting up equipment for indigo fabric dyeing

Setting up equipment for indigo fabric dyeing

Here is a blog post on setting up equipment for indigo fabric dyeing. Recently I have started to experiment with indigo dyeing at home. I had great success being it my first time. I have always love natural dyeing. As it’s something that is easy […]

Block printing on fabric

Block printing on fabric

I have recently been printing on fabric again. This time I am doing block printing on fabric. I have previously use to print using mono printing on a silk screen. This is where a squeegee is use to pull the paint across. However by doing […]

Natural (plant-based) mordants in fabric dyeing

Natural (plant-based) mordants in fabric dyeing

This a blog post on natural (plant-based) mordants in fabric dyeing. Nowadays there is a big wave of saving the planet and environment. The textiles industry has been going in the same way too. Using more eco /environmentally friendly products that cause less harm to […]

Putting metallic prints on fabric

Putting metallic prints on fabric

Here is a blog post of putting metallic prints on paper. another term or name for it can be foil heat transferring technique. As basically you are transferring foil effects from a special heat transferable material to the fabric. Foil printing is not a new […]

Fabric dyeing with carrot tops – home dyeing

Fabric dyeing with carrot tops – home dyeing

Here is blog on fabric dyeing with carrot tops. Wild carrots are easily found in the woods. Also known as Queen Anne’s lace or Daucus carota as the flowers resembled of lace patterns. One can also use domestic edible carrot tops from supermarkets or homegrown. […]