Eco Dyeing

I don’t like this weather at all. It’s cold and rainy and it seems like it’s Autumn again!

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Although we had one day (ONE day) of sunshine, which was perfect for picking plants

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to be used for Eco Dyeing.

I have been dyeing paper and fabric before, but mostly with onion skins, tea and coffee. Now I wanted to try some other plants.

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I simply placed leaves on fabric and rolled everything up, but these leaves didn’t do much except adding light yellow color to the fabric, which is beautiful,but I wanted more. 🙂

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I cooked them for a few hours.

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I did similar thing with paper, but since I didn’t have any wood, I had to use cardboard to press the paper a little. I guess it’s not the best solution, but that’s what I had.

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The winner was this tree (I’m sorry but I don’t know how it’s called, not even in my language,LOL!)

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It has gorgeous deep red leaves and I knew it’s going to be great for dyeing.

The fabrics turned out very interesting, a bit messy but I like that.

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There were some nice prints

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But the paper is amazing!

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I cooked it for a few minutes and then left it to cool completely before opening it. The colors are incredible!

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I’m happy happy happy! I’ll use them for making journals (of course), and I already have a new batch of leaves ready for dyeing cotton lace and even more fabric. The fun never stops,LOL!