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Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Scraps

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An easy natural dyeing recipe with the materials in hand. Enjoy!

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Natural Indigo Dyeing

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Natural Indigo Dyeing

The rebellious child of the natural dye world: indigo. We always have to distinguish it from others and handle it on its own. We will do so again in this article.

Indigo is the name of the plant that contains the most amount of indigo dye, but it is also the name of the compound that gives us the blue color. Various plants contain the indican compound which is the precursor to indigo in their leaves. 

The plant containing the highest concentration of indigo precursor indican in its leaves is the Indigofera tinctoria plant, which we call indigo.

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Printing with Natural Dyes

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Printing with Natural Dyes

Recently, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about printing with natural dyes, if it’s possible or not. So, we decided to make a blog post about it and prepare a kit for you to try.

First of all, our answer is yes absolutely, you can print with natural dyes! Actually, printing techniques are the ones we enjoy the most. So far, we have tried many methods such as brush applications, stencil and wood printing. All of them gave successful results. So, let's talk about what kind of chemistry does the printing techniques undertake first.

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Getting Started to Natural Dyeing

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Getting Started to Natural Dyeing
When I first started to dye naturally in 2013, my first days were mostly researching and reading. I can easily say that at that time there was not even half of the current interest in this subject 7 years ago. Therefore, accessing resources and materials was much more difficult and the discovery process had to be much more experimental. As a matter of fact, my first 6 months passed by trying what I read every day from morning to night and clearing the confusion and accumulating the right recipes. Most recipes I found were applied for wool and I was trying to dye cotton. So I was disappointed most of the time.

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