|i got this old pot from our neighbour when we had flea market on our yard|
I made it! I made my first natural dye. I dyed cotton fabric that I bought from one lovely shop that sells old things and there I found this -not used- cotton fabric.
My mordant was rhubarb leaves. I took few rhubarb leaves from our garden. I boiled them with the small piece of fabric about 3 hours. I dried the fabric.
My coloring material was peelings and stone of one avocado. I dug them from our food waste. Avocado peelings with fabric went to the pot and with quite low simmering I kept them there for about 3 hours. I left them there over night. And I got some color! Yay!
|dried fabric. would you know that this color is from avocado?|
The waste of dyeing I threw to compost. There's nothing poisonous or chemicals so it is possible to do so.
I think you should understand something about chemistry when you are doing this natural dyeing but I don't understand so much, that's a pity. But I'll learn by doing, don't I? If you have a clue to why to use certain mordant with certain fabric and certain color source, please tell me. I've been reading India Flint's book but already forgot some information - I had to return it back to the library...maybe I have to buy one.
It takes time but I love it! And what should I do now with that colored piece of fabric? It will be totally great photo prop, I can already say...xo