I was having a hard time deciding if I would save this experiment in vegetable dyes for the month of paint and paint fun, or if I would do it for Kitchen. Kitchen and my most recent tutorial for Hideous!Dreadful!Stinky! won.
So, my experiments with the veggies didnt really work out well.
It started strong, with great intentions of dying my heart refashion, but ended up without staying power. I think that I needed more vinegar or more salt or something else all together as a fixative.
I went digging through the cupboards to see what I had that could become a coloring agent. In the end, we have: onion skins, greens, and beet powder.
The onion skins were the strongest, and a really nice coppery color too. In the end though, my colors mostly washed out:
So I have gone through my pinterest boards and others, compiling veg dye tutorials and anectodotes for you, and me, on our next attempt around easter… Enjoy!
Remodelista interview about natural dying, Apartment therapy yarn dying tutorial, BluebirdBaby playsilks tutorial, colors and options, how to set veg dye on wikihow, Passive soalr dyeing, Free People blog tutorial, Anjou tutorial, crockpot fiber dyeing
PS do you have a tutorial or experience with vegetable dying? leave a comment or a link, and I will add you to the list!