Dyeing

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.

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Dyeing Fabrics: Tips, Tricks, and How-Tos
Natural fibers—such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool—take dye much better than synthetics do. Dyeing is as much an art as a science, so don't hesitate to experiment. For example, we like combining liquid dyes to come up with our own colors. Modify this technique for items other than fabric, immersing them in the dye and taking note of how each item takes the color.
Natural Dyes From Plants and Vegetables
We used beets, spinach, tumeric, and red cabbage to create a brilliant range of dye colors.
Three Simple, Effective Ways to Remove Tie-Dye from Your Skin
Tie-dye is a fun craft until you notice stains on your skin. Luckily, citrus, mineral oil, and plain old soap and water can all help remove the dye.
Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Learn how to quickly and creatively add a pop of color or fun design to your clothes
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When Dyeing Easter Eggs, Is It Better to Use White Eggs Instead of Brown?
Decorating eggs is a popular Easter tradition. Knowing which color of egg to choose before you get started will help guarantee a beautiful design.
Shibori Dyeing Techniques for Five Beautiful Patterns
Master the art of shibori, a Japanese dyeing technique that results in rich patterns from indigo color. By bundling the fabric in five different ways, you can produce a traditional set of prints including arashi, kumo, itajime, and ne-maki.
How to Make Beautiful Silk Dyed Eggs

When it comes to decorating Easter eggs, intricate patterns are a snap with this no-mess method.