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Natural Solar Dying

solar natural dyeing - "New Solar pots are: Madder and Logwood, and Mullein with a copper mordant -made using copper piping and acetic acid. It is this which is dyeing the fibres turquoise at the moment!

about mordanting  //  Cassandra Tondro Green Art Blog // mordanting in alternating dips of soy milk and baking soda. The soy milk is because the plant dyes bond with protein molecules, and the baking soda is because they adhere better in an alkaline environment.   doing several dips each of soy milk and baking soda, so it takes quite a long time just to prepare the fabric before dyeing.

Mordanting fabric with plain soy milk [one part to five parts water] and cup baking soda to one liter of water. Dip and dry several times in each mordant. Time consuming but not using chemicals.

With just some hand-picked leaves and a bit of steam you can make some pretty spiffy looking eco-dyed fabrics. Good job, Mother Nature.

With just some hand-picked leaves and a bit of steam you can make some pretty spiffy looking eco-dyed fabrics.

Bundle dyes being steamed!

Aerisians use natural pigments from minerals or plants to dye fabrics. One method of dyeing includes steaming in bundles.

Eco printing tips

Our guest writer today is Terriea Kwong who has very kindly written a tutorial for us about eco printing onto silk. ******** This is the basic and simple way to do prints on silk chiffon.

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