DIY: how to naturally dye fabric with onion skins

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DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

DIY natural onion dyed T-shirt

Remember Lydia of Argaman&Defiance from last Thursday’s post? She has a few tips on how to naturally dye fabrics. It’s a great summer project and you can get all of your supplies at your local grocery store. Who knew you could use onion skins to create a permanent dye? Try it out!

What you’ll need:
– Cloth (100% Cotton or silk works best)
–  Purple Onionskins
– Alum
– Rubber Bands
– Scale
– Medium Size Pot
– Laundry Detergent
– Thermometer

Step One:
Before dying your fabric is dyed you must wash it to make sure you have a clean surface to work on. This can be done by hand or in the washing machine.

Step Two:
When the cloth is clean and dry fold and create any design you like by binding the cloth with rubber bands. For my shirt I folded it accordion style and ran my iron over…

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