All those beautiful natural dyes aren’t just for eggs. You can also try using them to tie dye fabric! Make a beet-red swirl T-Shirt, some very impressive turmeric-yellow socks or a cabbage-purple baby onesie for your little sister. Here’s how:
- Put on some rubber gloves and an apron or an old t-shirt. This is messy!
- Find a white cotton garment you want to dye.
- Twist and tie the garment with rubber bands to create a unique pattern (here are some suggestions, but don’t forget to experiment!).
- Fill a large stock pot with 4 parts water, 1 part white vinegar. Simmer your garment in the pot of water for 1 hour.
- Rinse in cold water.
- Put the garment in a jar with the desired dye and wait for a few hours.
- One the garment is your desired shade, remove from the jar and rinse in cold water.
Keep in mind: once the garment dries, the color will be slightly lighter than it is when it’s wet.
To clean: Wash separately on cold.