As you guys may know, we have been obsessed with designing our own fabrics these last couple of years with naturally. We absolutely love using indigo dye to create
We teamed up with
Since we were creating this DIY natural fabric dye project at our mom’s house we were inspired by none other than her yellow kitchen! We chose turmeric powder as our natural dye to to create fabric that was summery and cheerful, but still natural and warm. We are so excited to share our natural dyed picnic blanket with you.
Read more for our DIY Natural Fabric Dye Tutorial…
2.5 yards, cut in half down the middle of 100% cotton fabric (we used natural un-bleached muslin)
- Cut fabric to your desired size.
- Prepare fabric to be dyed. It is best to pre-treat the fabric. This step is to help the fabric hold the dye. We added 1 T. vinegar to a pot of water.
- Add 1 T of turmeric to 3 cups of water. For a large amount of fabric we did 3 T of turmeric to 9 cups of water. Bring to boil.
- Add fabric to water and reduce heat. Let sit in water for up to 30 mins. Stir the fabric lightly with wooden spoon.
- Rinse with hot water until water runs clear.
- You can heat set with iron. Wash and dry a few times before use to ensure all dye is set.
We made the picnic blanket a dip dye design by placing the entire fabric in the pot for one minute. Then pulled out the top third of fabric and gradually pulled more fabric every few minutes. We are planning to use this for a picnic blanket this summer but will be bringing it inside this fall for a tablecloth for sure!
Photos by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon.
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