The Top 5 Natural Dye Stories That Had You Clicking

This week, we took a look to see what the stories were on our Facebook and Twitter feeds that had you clicking through. Here are the top 5 that had some resonance with you!

Easy and Fun DIY Indigo Dyed Easter Eggs on Botanical Colors

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Easter is coming and why go and buy the same toxic egg-coloring kit when we’ve created a fun and easy DIY indigo Easter egg instructional for you to have fun with?!

Instructions and pretty images here.

Old Ways Prove Hard to Shed, Even as Crisis Hits Kimono Trade on the New York Times

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“Dorozome,” or “mud-dyeing,” which uses iron-rich soil to turn silk the color of the darkest chocolate is just one step in an elaborate production process that can take a year to produce a kimono with the glossiest silk and most intricately woven designs in all Japan.

A Good, Large Shimacho: Home Weaving Samples on Sri Threads


“A shimacho–or stripe album–is a keepsake of home weaving swatches which was composed by families to remember the cloth they’ve woven. It’s been said that girls leaving their homes upon marriage would carry such an album with them to their husband’s family’s home in order to replicate or be inspired by her family’s woven cloth…”

Spinning the Future: How Ancient Weaving Techniques Save the Earth on Huffington Post

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“The rainbow was born in the town of Chinchero, Peru, according to Incan mythology. Today, when the weavers of the area gather to dye wool in vats of boiling water, myth seems to become reality. The women wear bright red jackets as they tend to the vats, samples of already dyed wool are laid out — from blue to saffron to purple — and a weaver stirs a pot of deep moss-green wool with a long wooden pole…”

Natural Dyes: The Unscientific Method on Donna Kallner Fiber Art

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