Hey guys! I had a bunch of things I wanted to blog about today (I found another reason to love baking soda and vinegar!!) But that will have to wait since time completely got away from me today. Instead, I leave you with this post from a while back! It's been on my mind lately because, although the weather in Utah would have us believe otherwise, Spring is on it's way and it's the PERFECT time for one of my favorite hobbies: making homemade fabric dye!
I can't even tell you how much fun I had with this. I got to pick flowers and experiment in the kitchen and create beautiful fabric for my sewing pleasure all at once! I can't wait till my kids are old enough to help out with this stuff because I think they'll get a kick out of it. It certainly appealed to the kid in me!
I started out by doing a little research online. Just googling "homemade fabric dye" brought up plenty of cool links. I found out that you can use pretty much anything to dye fabric (flowers, grass, bark, roots, fruit, veggies, spices, etc.)
All you need is:
a big pot
whatever you're using for color (in this case, dandelions, mango skins, turmeric and strawberries)
First, I went out to our backyard and harvested a small portion of our flourishing dandilion population.
I was worried that the dandilions wouldn't produce a dark enough color, so I cut up a mango and threw in the skins. (After eating what was inside, of course.)