Sunday, July 8, 2012

Red Roses

I'm not really interested in the natural dyeing movement, but I saw a blog by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen here, and decided to try it out.

  I bought some roses at the grocery store,

and added some rusted nails and washers, wrapped it up tight,

and plopped it in the crock pot for about 6 hours. It smelled wonderful, and I got this great piece of fabric out of it.  Here's a closeup.

I tried this with a white t-shirt from the Gap, but I think I over crocked it, I left it in for 16 hours and got lots of grays and black. not worth posting.


Gerrie said...

That is totally awesome!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I have never heard of using the crock pot to natural
Dye fabric. Looks like an awesome thing to try. I Thank or sharing.

Unknown said...

That turned out great and what a great way to use those old retired crockpots!

Lisa Kijak said...

Really like the marks left by the nails. Interesting process.