There is endless colour potential in your kitchen and bundle dyeing is a really easy and fun way to transfer that colour to fibre. Using teas, old flowers, vegetable foliage, berries and multiple other things, you can give your fabrics a new lease of life.
Natural dyes are often described as “living colours” and it’s true. They have a charm and personality very unlike synthetic dyes. They are really easy to work with and non-toxic. They will never have the same permanence as synthetic dyes; they often change or vary over time.
In this step-by-step course with photographs and instructions, you’ll learn how to do a simple bundle dye technique onto fabric with food waste from your kitchen with Ceilidh Chaplin from BillyNou.
Ceilidh says: “Bundle dyeing with plants can really open up your creativity. It encourages play and experimentation whilst deepening your relationship to nature and it’s alchemy.”
- How to dye fabric with food
- How to bundle dye
- Which plants and vegetables make the best dye
- The best fabrics for natural dyeing
Ceilidh Chaplin is the founder of BillyNou, a brand born out of a desire for comfort and sustainability. They are passionate about clothing that is low impact and easy to wear and believe that slowness is a great recipe for anything life. Heirloom garments are a great anchor for stories and memories, in which their clothes can be woven into and is essential in encouraging a little more thoughtful consumerism.