Have you ever tried DIY dyeing? Dyeing of fabrics might sound like a difficult things to do, but it doesn’t have to be! You’ve probably heard of tie-dying which is one of the most common, and popular, DIY dyeing methods because of the unique patterns and designs that it can help achieve. As the name suggests, tie-dyeing involves tying, twisting, or crumpling the fabric before applying the dye in order to achieve the desired pattern.
There are numerous techniques that you can explore and experiment with when it comes to DIY dyeing. All it takes is time and a little bit of practice and patience to pick up the techniques. You can make the process more interesting by choosing the make your own natural dye at home as well.
Natural dyes have been in use for centuries, but had become less popular since the advent of synthetic dyes. However, natural dyes have gained in popularity recently particularly when it comes to DIY dyeing. Natural dyes can be made using household ingredients such as turmeric, red onion skins, berries, spinach and even coffee! In fact, you could achieve a wide range of colours without having to step out of a well stocked pantry.
Of course, you’re not going to achieve the perfect shade of the colour you want with your very first attempt. Making your own dye at home is more art than science and requires trial and error to get exactly what you want. On the other hand, the possibilities are endless as to what you can achieve!
Once you’ve acquired some experience you’ll be able to use plant and other natural dye and pigment sources to achieve almost any colour that you desire. Combine that with learning the various dyeing techniques and you’ll be filling up your wardrobe your own unique creations.