Vegetable Dye Woollen Table Runner

by kath_red on 08/04/2011

in Green Crafting, Whip Up Tutorials

I have been really getting into natural dyes lately, you can see and participate in some vegetable dye experiments of your own in the latest Action Pack which has an Easter Suppliment and some Egg-speriments in natural dyeing. Lots and lots of fun. The kids and I were so excited doing this project for the current issue of the Action Pack (only $5 fo 30 pages of activities and great family fun) and even yummier we got to eat the results because it was all natural!

After reading The Handbook of Natural Dyes I got all excited to try some of the same dye experiments on wool and I made a table runner with the results – its is so pretty and easy too.

I am guest posting over at Poppytalk where I will show you some of my dye experiments and explain how to make a lovely woollen table runner.

I used a cream coloured woollen skirt which I picked up at a second hand clothing shop, I washed and felted it in the washing machine and then deconstructed it ready for my dye experiments.

I turned my dyel samples into a table runner. You could make a skirt -what a beautiful skirt – or even a blanket if you had enough samples. Or else save them for smaller projects – toys maybe? I sewed the samples together using a french seam which I then sewed down to create a double sided and very sturdy fabric.

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1 Margit Rosenaa Platz April 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm

just love the eggs! You have a great side – stop by my Blog if you get the time :)
margit from creativetail


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