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Using Natural Dyes In Your Kitchen

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Using Natural Dyes In Your Kitchen

Dyed cloth has been an important part of cultural identity and a driver of historical processes throughout human history (learn more here). There is almost an infinite variety of natural materials that can be used for dyeing but in this tutorial I am highlighting a few of my favorites to create a beautiful color palette for wool, cotton, or linen cloth and yarn. Ingredients from the kitchen for dyeing The Basics When using natural materials to dye wool or cotton you will need a mordant. A mordant is often a mineral compound that helps to lock color into the fiber...

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How to Make The Rise Up Coiled Basket

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How to Make The Rise Up Coiled Basket

This basket design was inspired by the aftermath of the Almeda Fire in Southern Oregon. I wanted to create a design that, at least to me, symbolizes rising up from the ashes. Use this free pattern and enjoy this making this design. It is recommended that you start with the basic Coiled Basketry Project Craft Kit.

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