Sunday, November 8, 2009

Natural dyeing

I'm trying to hand make most of my Christmas gifts this year and on my list is two dresses each for both of my beautiful nieces. I have started one of them, made from a pillowcase from the op-shop. As I figured white is not a very practical colour for kids and the fabric had yellowed, I thought I would dye the dress pink.

I did a little bit of internet research for dye, looking for a better and cheaper option than I could get from the supermarket. Nothing really came up but I did find this great page on natural dying. Apparently both roses and lavender can be used to make pink dye. So I collected my flowers and tried my luck tonight. The dress is hanging out to dry on the balcony and I am excited/nervous to see how it turns out.


1 comment:

  1. wow this is amazing! i would love to try this sometime. xoxo