How to dye variegated yarn tutorial
La creative mama
by Victoria
1w ago
Hi Creative Mamas! I am excited to share with you one of my favorite creative ways to hand dye yarn using natural dyes and different dye techniques…I am talking about dyeing yarns using natural dyes to create a variegated effect so that you have different ways of applying natural dyes.  Hand Dyed Yarns Using Natural Dyes Creating beautiful natural bright pinks, purples, reds and yellows, even greys and charcoals, is possible when you know how to prepare your yarns correctly prior to dyeing. For more information about naturally dyeing wool, please read this tutori ..read more
Visit website
How to use eco printing blankets
La creative mama
by Victoria
1M ago
How to use blankets for eco printing Hi Creative Mamas, I am so excited to share with you my love for eco printing using different types of blankets.  Iron blankets, dye blankets (color blankets) or Logwood carrier blankets, allows us to create a wide variety of effects in different fabrics and they are another great creative avenue within the natural dyeing world. In this article I will show you some of the printing effects that are available to us by using this technique.  What Are Eco Printing Blankets Eco printing blankets are carrier cloths. Each blanket is a piece of fabric wh ..read more
Visit website
Natural Dyeing with Goldenrod Flowers
La creative mama
by Victoria
11M ago
Hi Creative Mamas! Welcome to another exciting post about natural dyeing and the amazing world of natural dye plants! In this post I want to show you how you can create natural golden yellow dye using goldenrod flowers. We will be using natural fibers such as silk and wool which are protein fibers (animal fibers), but you can also use plant-based fibers such as linen fabric and cotton fabric to create different shades of yellows. The good thing about natural dyeing with goldenrod flowers is that you can use the entire plant. I planted 4 little goldenrods in my dye garden a year ago and this s ..read more
Visit website
How to dye easter eggs with eco printing
La creative mama
by Victoria
1y ago
Hi Creative Mamas! If you are looking for creative ways to decorate your home for Easter you will love this tutorial on how to dye easter eggs with eco printing techniques. It’s also a fun activity to do with kids in preparation for Easter Sunday! I know my kids have enjoyed printing their own easter eggs in the past and I want to share my favorite way to dye eggs with you! Note: We don’t eat these eggs since we keep them out of the fridge once they are dyed. We just dye the easter eggs the day before Easter Sunday and we use them to decorate our Easter feast table. After the celebrations are ..read more
Visit website
How to upcycle old clothes with eco printing
La creative mama
by Victoria
1y 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
Visit website
How to dye wooden beads with natural dyes
La creative mama
by Victoria
1y 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
Visit website
How to eco print socks
La creative mama
by Victoria
1y 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
Visit website
How to plant a dye garden
La creative mama
by Victoria
1y 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
Visit website
Best mordants for eco printing fabric
La creative mama
by Victoria
1y 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
Visit website
How to eco print on cotton t shirts
La creative mama
by Victoria
1y 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
Visit website

Follow La creative mama on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR