Easy summer DIY project, dye your clothes using flowers!
Basic tutorial on how to create eco prints on silk fabric with roses and irises. Natural dyeing is fun, experimental, and a beautiful and eco-friendly way to use plants from your garden to update clothes in your closet.
For this project you just need:
– a piece of silk or wool clothing (cotton can also work but not as well, and be careful with wool because it can shrink)
– flowers (research the kind of flowers you are using to make sure they dye well and are non-toxic)
– elastics or string
– a stainless steel pot (optional- with a steamer) – it’s better to use a pot that you don’t eat from, but it’s ok if you make sure the plants are non-toxic
Learn more about eco-printing and natural dyeing on my blog http://verenaerin.ca/category/textiles-surface-design/dye-journal/
For some flower/plant printing inspiration check out India Flint http://www.indiaflint.com/page7.htm
Let me know if you have any questions and I’d love to hear how your flower dyeing turned out!
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