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cam90066
05-23-2008, 08:24 PM
I cooked up some beets recently and saved the water (about 2 cups worth). I have some white/off-white recycled, cotton/cotton-blend yarns. Any point in putting the two together? Any testing, prepping? If I attempt any dyeing I want to keep the process as simple as possible. (I recall lionbrand.com had some basic info on dyeing with foods altho quite often the yarn of choice is wool and I don't work with that.)

Any feedback appreciated.

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Foxyie
05-23-2008, 11:21 PM
this was the only thing i could find quickly about dyeing naturally

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/naturaldyes.shtml

and this page contains more links about what kind of dyes are good to use on cottons

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/aboutdyes.shtml

cam90066
05-23-2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks for the links. The beet dyeing article involving her son's science experiment was interesting and enlightening. Yes, given the intense coloring and staining ability of beets one would expect much better results. Guess I'll just toss my beet water.

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bethany
05-24-2008, 10:41 AM
I was just looking into this too! Thanks for the info!