Dyeing Cloth with Natural Dye

Mummy and I dyed some old ripped and stained white (ish) aprons using coffee granules as a natural dye.  First mummy boiled up some water with a heap of coffee granules until the liquid was a dark brown.  She then turned off the cooker.  I placed the material in the water and gave it a stir:

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We turned the cooker back on low and left it to simmer for an hour of so.  After, we hung it on the line to dry.  We were both surprised by how light the colour was:

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However, as we are going to be making rag dolls from the material, it really turned out to be the perfect colour!

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8 thoughts on “Dyeing Cloth with Natural Dye

  1. WOW! Do you think you’ll bring your rag doll to Ireland? We’ed love to see it. We’re looking forward to seeing you all even more. xx

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