Eco dyeing

Explore eco dyeing techniques to create stunning and sustainable fabrics. Discover how to use natural dyes and materials to enhance your textile projects and reduce environmental impact.
It's All About the Mordants and Assists – The Yarn Tree - fiber, yarn and natural dyes

Mordants and Assists available at The Yarn Tree Today I’d like to talk about mordants.The word mordant comes from the French word “mordre” – to bite. The mordant combines with a natural dye and fixes the color to the material. Mordants make the color richer, lightfast and wash-fast.

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Ann Neff
Botanical Dyeing, Eucalyptus Dye, Eco Dyeing Fabric, Plant Dyes, Eco Dyeing, Natural Dye Fabric, Plant Fibres, Fabric Dyeing Techniques, How To Dye Fabric

I’ve just released my new ebook all about eco-printing so I thought this might be a good time to write a quick post about the leaf that started it all for me, eucalyptus! I first learned about eco-printing in my natural dyes and weaving class in college over ten years ago. I saw an example of eucalyptus leaves printed on silk and I was shocked to see they printed a beautiful orange. It took me many years and lots of twists and turns before I finally got a chance to try the method myself and…

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Dani Schulte