natural dyeing with madalynne

natural dye

Lovely Maddie over at Madalynne recently asked me if I could help out with a project of hers - she wanted to learn how to dye using natural materials, and I happily obliged. Maddie dyed bamboo rayon using alkanet and her results are a beautiful greenish gray hue, a happy surprise considering how purple the dyestuff is. Natural dyes can be capricious!

Check out the step-by-step process here, and the final results here.