Welcome to Borrowing Color!
Sourcing nature’s colors to make naturally dyed playthings and accessories that celebrate the imagination of little souls and the feminine beauty of women.
Naturally-Dyed • Lavender-Filled • Eco-Friendly
Why Natural Dyes?
The natural dye process uses naturally-occurring materials to create safe colors. The ingredients used for these pieces vary and are derived from plants, bark, roots, insects, etc.
These dyes have been around for centuries and were the only way that textiles could be colored before the advent of synthetic dyes.
Read more about these dyes on my About Natural Dyes page!
Borrowing Color Plush Playthings
Home of the ORIGINAL naturally-dyed, lavender-filled, and eco-friendly plush playthings! These plush toys are made for imaginative play, aromatherapy comfort, and friendly snuggles.
Inspired by my own children’s love of animals and my passion for curating a collection of heirloom and open-ended toys, these naturally dyed plush playthings are a labor of love!
These toys are released in very limited batches every 4-6 weeks. Join the wait list to get insider access details and discount codes including free shipping on all orders!
Behold by Borrowing Color
The Women’s Line
Behold’s naturally-dyed women’s accessories exists as a celebration for all that women were meant to be. We are soft and firm; gentle and determined.
But most importantly we are redeemed by Christ. Behold! We are made new by Him. (2 Cor 5:17)
Naturally Dyed Fabrics
For the first time ever, I am listing my naturally-dyed fabrics for others! Whether you are a novice crafter or an experienced shop owner – these fabrics will bring joy and uniqueness to any project! (These will be ready-to-ship and the turn around time will be 3-5 business days.)
Get my NEW DIY Lavender Sachet Guide!
I’ve decided to share my favorite bonus item that I love to make and gift to friends – my Organic Lavender Sachets. All supplies are listed in the tutorial with links to the actual products that I use!
Only accessible to email subscribers!
Recent Blog Posts
Today, I want to talk about why synthetic dyes are one of the major causes of water pollution, explore the consequences that synthetic dyes have had on both human beings and the planet, explain why natural dyeing on a large scale is impractical and contains its own host of problems, and look into some possible solutions for our future that combine the sciences with the arts to address the cause of water pollution.
Natural Dye Journal Entries are my way of documenting parts of my natural dye journey! This entry is all about madder root – the gold standard for obtaining red from natural dyes.
Make the best naturally dyed Easter Eggs using food scraps and kitchen waste to create eco-friendly dyes with items you already have at home!