TAG: Dying fabrics

Create Natural Impressions With Sun And Botanicals

Create Natural Impressions With Sun And Botanicals

There are many natural applications that can be used for dying fabrics and materials. There are also several ways to add prints and patterns to designs by using age-old, resourceful techniques. Naturally coloring fabrics and designing prints can be done right in your backyard. Read on for great how to’s and look below for the before and afters. The sun can have powerful effects on textiles, and that can be used in your favor if trying to add a decorative touch to fabrics. A simple, organic way to add prints to fabrics is to work with flowers, greenery and herbs… read more

Painting With Dirt and Berries

Painting With Dirt and Berries

Paint doesn’t always have to be store bought. Natural pigments can be made from many items for their desired hues, and is perfect for crafting or smaller painting tasks. Unexpected things, like soil and berries, can be used to for painting and dying fabrics due to their naturally rich colorants. Rhonda R. Janke provides a handout on creating paint from local materials, like soils. Interested in making her own paints, she developed a skill for formulating colors from natural substances like soil. In addition to other resources, she provides tips for making your own organic egg-tempera, gouache and oil paints…. read more