Dyeing Naturally

My friend Maggie, of Industrious Anarchy was demonstrating natural dying of fabrics and yarn at the location of the soon-to-be Sugar Beet Coop.

Dye Pot-Luck

 

She had a great board showing natural dyes on different fabrics.

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People brought in fabrics and clothing to be dyed.  First the fabric was wetted.

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Then immersed in the indigo dye vat.

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It comes out looking green, but as she let the areas become exposed to oxygen, they turned the beautiful indigo color.

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Here is the raw silk fabric that I dyed, we used clips to keep parts of it from accepting the dye.

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And also at the event was Martha, whom I had met at YarnCon earlier in the year, teaching about spinning and fibers.

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If you want to find out more about what Maggie is working on, check out this exhibit that she is working on.

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