Are you a natural dyer or aspiring natural dyer? If so, you need to be following proper safety protocols. While “natural” often conveys a feeling of safety, the two are not interchangeable terms. Even though natural dyeing avoids many harsh chemicals involved in the synthetic dye process, it is not without risk. Take the time to research natural dye safety and protect yourself, your loved ones, and your workspace from unnecessary harm. Here are 14 safety guidelines for natural dyers to start with…Continue reading Natural Dye Safety -14 Safety Guidelines for Natural Dyers
Spring is here! One of our favorite annual activities is dyeing Easter eggs with natural dyes. Eggs are the perfect reminder of the changing of seasons, of new birth, of the struggle before the victory… I love the lessons they can teach us. Today I want to show you how to make some of the best naturally dyed Easter eggs!
We will make naturally dyed Easter Eggs using food scraps and kitchen waste to create eco-friendly dyes.Continue reading 3 Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tutorials – Using Food Waste and Kitchen Scraps to Dye Eggs!
As this blog transitions to include my journey as a maker, I want to occasionally share projects that anyone can easily make on their own at home. I am not a traditional crafty person. Much of what I have learned related to crocheting, sewing, and natural dying are skills I have picked up through Google, trial and error, reading books, and learning from others. I tell you this so that you can know that being a maker is possible with enough diligence and hard work!
Today’s DIY project is one of my favorites! Today is I Love Yarn Day and in honor of that, I am posting this crochet + dye tutorial!Continue reading Easy Naturally-Dyed and Crocheted Lovey – DIY Blanket Pattern and Natural Dye Method