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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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.

51 of Our All-Time Best Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs

Here's a roundup of some of the best egg-decorating tips and tricks we've hatched over the years. With our techniques as a guide, you can create the prettiest holiday treasures.

Easter Egg Dyeing 101

Dyeing and decorating eggs is everyone's favorite Easter tradition. With these tips and techniques, your eggs will turn out great every time.

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.
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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.