Dyeing

One dip in the dye bath and you have something brand new! Dyeing is as much an art as a science, so don't hesitate to experiment. Give a set of plain white dish towels a colorful upgrade, an old scarf a prettier shade, or a string of wooden beads a beautiful new hue. Try a new technique like shibori, ombre dip-dyeing, batik, or everyone's favorite—tie-dye. Just remember that natural fibers—like cotton, linen, silk, and wool—take dye much better than synthetics do.

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Dyeing Fabrics: Tips, Tricks, and How-Tos
Natural fibers—such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool—take dye much better than synthetics do. Dyeing is as much an art as a science, so don't hesitate to experiment. For example, we like combining liquid dyes to come up with our own colors. Modify this technique for items other than fabric, immersing them in the dye and taking note of how each item takes the color.
Natural Dyes From Plants and Vegetables
We used beets, spinach, tumeric, and red cabbage to create a brilliant range of dye colors.
Dyed Easter Eggs Using Shaving Cream
Skip the vinegar and dye your Easter eggs in softer, easy-to-clean shaving cream. This easier, kid-friendly technique allows you to mix and marbleize different colors.
How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs
Your kitchen is full of natural dyes. Common food items such as red cabbage, onion skins, and coffee can be used to transform plain white eggs into a rainbow of colors. Kids will especially love discovering all the different colors they can create—let them experiment using hard-boiled eggs and bowls of cold dyes.
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Creating colorful textiles is as easy as running a load of laundry.
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You won't find a difference in hue, but variations in the usage of each.