Saturday, September 1, 2007

Edible Dye: Turmeric

I had to try this recipe from Lionbrand about How to make all natural dyes.
I started with a 100% organic cotton onesie.
I chose to work with turmeric since I wanted to obtain a bright yellow. 2 big table spoons. I let it soak for 5 hours. Rinsed with cold water + vinegar. At this point, I was very satisfied. Then I decided to wash it to test the dye. I ended up with an orange onesie. When sprayed with a solution of water+vinegar, it gets yellow again! At this point I am stuck. Please let me know what I need to do in order to get a permanent dye.

1 comment:

  1. that is just awesome!!! and I love the color!!