How to upcycle old clothes with eco printing
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by Victoria
2w ago
Hi Creative Mamas! Welcome to another great post about DIY fashion and upcycling. In this article I want to share with you how to eco print old clothes using natural materials and plant dyes. Using eco printing techniques to transform and upcycle old clothes is really easy and quick! I am on a mission to foster a more sustainable fashion industry that can create beautiful fashion items at affordable prices. These are great ideas to upcycle old clothing without using a sewing machine. The good thing is that if we learn natural dyeing, tie dyeing, eco printing, stamping or felting, to name a fe ..read more
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How to dye wooden beads with natural dyes
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by Victoria
1M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! Welcome to another super fun way of using natural dyes. Today I want to show you how to dye wooden beads using natural dyes in combination with iron modifier. I am dyeing these wooden beads in order to make tassels using naturally dyed yarn as in the photo below. You can also make jewellery, gift wrapping and accessories! This tutorial is an alternative to dyeing wooden beads using tempera paint, acrylic paint, wood stain or food coloring and it’s another exciting natural dyeing craft. For this tutorial I will be using left over dye liquid from cochineal dye, onion skins an ..read more
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How to eco print socks
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by Victoria
3M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! I am so excited to share with you a wonderful way to recycle socks! In this post I will show you how to eco print socks using local plants from my dye garden. Upcycling and recycling old socks using eco printing and natural dyeing techniques is a great way to give these socks a new lease of life and to make use of plant material that we have around us. For this tutorial I am using old white cotton socks which I bought as part of my daughter’s uniform but were never used. I have like 8 pair of these white socks and I decided to upcycle them into special handcrafted gifts for ..read more
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How to plant a dye garden
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by Victoria
3M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! I am so excited to write this post about how to plant a dye garden using traditional dye plants. I have been meaning to write an article about growing and cultivating your own dye plants for a while. This is a wonderful way to dive deeper into the natural world of possibilities available to us. Having a dye garden in my backyard has been extremely satisfying and very helpful for my natural dyeing practice and my eco printing practice! Please note that I am not a professional gardener. This post is simply me sharing with you what I do to grow plant material that I use for my ..read more
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Best mordants for eco printing fabric
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by Victoria
4M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! Welcome to another great article about eco printing on fabric and natural dyeing. In this post I want to talk about the best mordants for eco printing and how different mordants will provide you with a different and unique result. If you know me and my work, you will know that I only use mordants which are safe for me and for the environment. I like to have a sustainable craft practice and part of that is choosing certain materials and staying away from others. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make ..read more
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How to eco print on cotton t shirts
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by Victoria
4M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! Welcome to another exciting tutorial on eco printing on fabric. In this post I will show you how to eco print on cotton t-shirts. You can use eco printing techniques to upcycle and transform old clothes, thrift buys, old linen or you can start from a clean new cotton t-shirt or piece of fabric. Eco printing t-shirt Tutorial This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Please see my disclosure for more details. Materials and equipment Leaves and flowers 100% cotton fabric ..read more
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Tips for eco printing on fabric
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by Victoria
5M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! Today I want to share some of my best tips for eco printing on fabric in order to get best results. These tips and tricks are based on my own personal experience with this beautiful natural and sustainable textile printing practice as well as with natural dyeing. There are many eco printing techniques and I cover most of them in the Eco Printing on Fabric Video Course as shown in the photo below, but today I want to share some general best practices so that you can get amazing bright and colorful botanical prints every time! Eco printing tips Ok, let’s go through the best 1 ..read more
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DIY upcycle jewelry using recycled rubber
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by Victoria
11M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! I am so excited to show you a great way to make pieces of jewelry using recycled rubber. You can upcycle jewelry in many creative ways, but the way and the process that Ronja Schipper applies in her jewelry brand re:purpose, is very innovative, very creative and also super sustainable! In this post I want to introduce you to the creative process of Ronja Schipper and how she uses recycled bicycle inner tubes to make sustainable jewelry pieces. Photo courtesy of @degraaf.photography and @lyzadie (Design Studio). Over the last couple of years, Ronja has developed her “up-bi-cy ..read more
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How to make a drawstring bag (using eco printed fabric)
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by Victoria
1y ago
Hi Creative Mamas! In this post I want to share with you how to make a drawstring bag with a twist. We are using Eco Printed Fabric and the drawstring will be on the outside of the bag rather than enclosed inside. This is a wonderful tutorial that you can follow if you want to make a gift bag, a small bag or a wonderfully unique cute bag for that matter. How do you make an easy drawstring bag? This is not the typical drawstring bag, it’s a one of a kind fashion item that can be used to go out at night or to dress up your jeans during the day The great thing is that you can style it in diffe ..read more
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DIY denim bag
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by Victoria
1y ago
Hi Creative Mamas! I hope you enjoy upcycling, recycling and re using your denim jeans because in this particular tutorial, I will show you how to make a DIY denim bag from your old jeans (with very little sewing). This jeans bag is an ideal complement to your DIY Upcycled fashion wardrobe Upcycle old jeans tutorial This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link. Please see my disclosure for more details. These DIY denim bags are a great way to upcycle your old pair of jeans. You can use worn o ..read more
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