One dip in the dye bath and you have something brand new! Dyeing is as much an art as a science, so don't hesitate to experiment. Give a set of plain white dish towels a colorful upgrade, an old scarf a prettier shade, or a string of wooden beads a beautiful new hue. Try a new technique like shibori, ombre dip-dyeing, batik, or everyone's favorite—tie-dye. Just remember that natural fibers—like cotton, linen, silk, and wool—take dye much better than synthetics do.
Add natural color to your knitting yarn: You can use kitchen scraps—like red cabbage, avocados, and beets—to create a brilliant range of dye colors.
A kitchen whisk is one of the best dyeing tools.
To get the look of luster splatterware, drop a teaspoon or so of extra virgin olive oil into your dye, then dip, dry, and rub the still-oily surface with edible luster dust for lasting shimmer.