We've been a bit obsessed with natural dyeing lately...way too much fun! As we said in an earlier post, you never really know what colors you will get until you dye them.
Silk velvet generally absorbs dyes differently than other types of silk. Here are some of our little velvet purses that we dyed this past week. They are terrific for coins, shells, pearls, tooth fairy items, or even as an adult make-up bag or accessory. Joey likes the fuschia one!
Light blue = blueberries
Fuschia = copper, Brazilwood
Lemon yellow = safflowers
Peach blossom = madder root
Mustard = copper, turmeric
Mushroom taupe = walnut hulls
Finding high-quality felt is not easy! We found a farm that mills their own organic wool felt and it's SO thick (at least 1/4 in.) and beautiful. Hmmm...maybe a storyboard, or the base or background of a nature table, or a crown? We naturally dyed 18 x 18 in. pieces.
Earth Goddess = part walnut hulls, part copper/turmeric (this once could be the background of a scene!)
Peach/pink = safflowers
Sunshine yellow = turmeric
Lavender/burgundy = copper, Brazilwood
All items are available in our Etsy shop right now. We can't decide if it's more fun to dye up the items or use them!