Monday, April 20, 2015
About 2 years ago, my first efforts at eco-dyeing were pretty dismal. Then I got sidetracked and not terribly motivated to give it another try, although, I could see that others were having much more success than I had so I kept an eye out for good instruction. Finally I found eco-dyeing paydirt!
Elena Ulyanova wrote: “My way of contact dye extraction I compare to espresso coffee making: fast, hot, full-flavoured.” Believe it!
All I had was a handful of leaves I had tucked away in the fall and a little bit of seaweed and I was motivated enough to give it a try in the middle of our New England Winter of Snow. Still not as if I was rich with natural ingredients but I was doing a happy dance and I’m so looking forward to new growth and sunshine! Here’s what happened with almost nothing!
I have about a dozen more bottles saved up cannot wait to go for it!
So, go check out Elena's post on winter-coloring on The Procrastinator Dyer’s Diary.