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Plant dyes

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Plant dyes. Get inspired and try out new things.
If you're having a hard time finding garden inspiration ideas for your garden plan this year, why not grow some flowers that have a second purpose? Every one of these flowers can be used to create all natural fabric dyes, perfect for all you fabric crafters out there! You can grow each one of these in your own flower garden at home, and get started in one of the oldest forms of crafting there is.

If you're having a hard time finding garden inspiration ideas for your garden plan this year, why not grow some flowers that have a second purpose? Every one of these flowers can be used to create all natural fabric dyes, perfect for all you fabric crafters out there! You can grow each one of these in your own flower garden at home, and get started in one of the oldest forms of crafting there is.

Want to grow your own dye garden? Try this classic plant, used since ancient times to create a beautiful blue natural dye. Woad tips and tricks for cultivation as well as seed sources.

Want to grow your own dye garden? Try this classic plant, used since ancient times to create a beautiful blue natural dye. Woad tips and tricks for cultivation as well as seed sources.

How to Dye Fabric Naturally with Plants (+ Lavender Dyeing Recipe) | Empress of Dirt

How to turn plants like lavender, nettles, goldenrod, and elderberries into natural dyes for fabrics like cotton, linen plus wool and silk. Use this starter guide to begin creating botanical dyes from your garden.

Many of the plants we grow like lavender, nettles, goldenrod, and elderberries can be used as natural dyes for fabrics like cotton, wool, and linen. Use this starter guide to begin creating… More

Many of the plants we grow like lavender, nettles, goldenrod, and elderberries can be used as natural dyes for fabrics like cotton, wool, and linen. Use this starter guide to begin creating… More

Fresh leaf indigo dyeing – the salt rub method – Rebecca Desnos

In this blog post I'll share with you my first experiment with fresh leaf indigo dyeing on cellulose fibres. I'm in love with this pretty shade of teal! I didn't know if it would work on cellulose as I've read that it's best on protein fibres, but I'm thrilled with the results. I've been growing a couple of pots of Dyer's Knotweed / Japanese Indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) on my balcony this summer (about 6 plants in total). The plants didn't seem to like the intense heat in the summer but…

naturally dyed fabric from vegetable dyes

Making your own natural dyes can be easily done at home, with all the ingredients readily available from the local landscape or even your own garden. Seasalt co-founder and print designer Sophie Chadwick shared her top tips for natural dyeing with us.

How To: Make Your Own Natural Dyes (http://modernfarmer.com/2013/10/natural-dyes/) from Modern Farmer.

Anyone who can make a pot of tea can dye a skein of wool or yard of plain linen to whatever color they want, using commonly found plants.

How To Naturally Dye with Marigold Flowers

Naturally dyeing fabrics with Marigold flowers is a beautiful way to bring the magic color of nature to any cloth or silk.