Dye your textiles with food waste and make use of everything from old flowers to foliage.
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
The results of bundle dyeing with food waster are pure magic and the nature of this process makes it perfect for professional projects or fun family activities.
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.