I've been wanting to experiment with natural dying for a while now. So, I suddenly I felt very inspired after seeing this & this.
I tried first with some turmeric that I found in the cupboard. I just did it very simply, by boiling water & adding the turmeric & then adding a few tablespoons of salt to fix it. I tried some different dye effects too.
I was absolutely amazed at how bright the colour came out!
I love it! I am so excited to start more experimenting with more natural dyes. We are growing some up at the organic veg field where I work once a week (Chagfood). In the future I am hoping to be able to make lots more of my own fabrics, print, dye & even maybe weave some? Perhaps with the intention of running courses up at the field about the importance of organic cotton & natural dyes (it seems to be growing more important to me by the day).
If anybody has had any experiences in home dying I'd love to hear. I'm all for learning from other people's mistakes :)