New on this page and want to know about the step-by-step process of dyeing cotton? Dyeing with nature
As a total beginner I started with onion skins on cotton but with the wrong sort of mordant (I used cream of tartar with alum and salt. Go to this page to have the correct step-by-step process). Nevertheless, the effect was marvelous.
I used 25 gram of onion skin, the brownish, papery skin of the most common type, which I saved up for some months in a paper bag. The piece of fabric I dyed weighted 70 gram.
Shop for Pouch Hungarian Onion.
The beauty of growing (part of) your own food is more than just healthy, it is beauty to the eye and rapture to the senses. It is hard work too. A visual reconnection with traveling the world because food is life.
Nettle syrup is SO delicious that you just want to drink cold drinks. For a teetotaler this is a nice change in hot sweaty summer days
I seek for plant parts with which I can dye and where I can make delicious recipes with. Nettle, the weed we all know, is one of them.
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