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: dye

Fabric dyeing with turmeric

Fabric dyeing with turmeric

This blog post is about fabric dyeing with turmeric. Turmeric has got great potential to produce an incredibly strong yellow colour. Not just only good for you, eating wise. However, before I carry on I would say that this strong colour does not last forever. […]

How to extract blue dye from woad

How to extract blue dye from woad

This is a blog post on how to extract blue dye from woad plants. Once one knows how to extract blue dye from woad you will be able to use for fabric dyeing. Not too long ago I wrote a blog post on how to […]

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

Fabric dyeing with pomegranate

This is a blog post on fabric dyeing with pomegranate. Pomegranate is a fruit that is grown the tropics that are now easily available to buy in supermarkets. I have bought mine online from Waitrose grocery supermarket. Only the rinds yield the dye colors, not […]

Growing and harvesting woad

Growing and harvesting woad

This blog post is about growing and harvesting woad at home. Woad also call as Isatis tinctoria or dyer’s woad is an all ancient dye plant for obtaining blue dyes. It was available in Europe and use a blue dye before indigo was imported as […]

Dyeing fabric with dandelion

Dyeing fabric with dandelion

Here is a blog post on fabric dyeing with dandelion. It’s spring season now dandelions are blooming at its peak. Dandelions are also at its peak again during the autumn season. Plus it’s a free weed that is quite easily available. I am currently experimenting […]

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 […]

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 […]