Dip dyeing is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, so when I came across a packet of fabric dye for about two euros, I decided to give it a try. It’s pretty easy to do and doesn’t cost much!
Things you will need:
Fabric (it has to be natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, wool or silk, I used natural color linen from Ikea)
Big plastic bowl
Salt (check this from the instructions, the dye I used required salt)
Mix the dye according to the instruction in the package. Wet the fabric in water and squeeze the excess water out. Dip the fabric as far as you want the color to reach. Then pull the fabric out of the dye gradually, letting it sit a few minutes before pulling it further (I wanted to have a clear dip color edge rather than ombre, so I only moved it once and then let it sit). Then squeeze the excess dye carefully (remember to use rubber gloves) and rinse the fabric alternating hot and cold water until the rinsing water is clear. Let the fabric dry.
When the fabric is dry, iron it on high to improve the color durability even more. Then you can use the fabric any way you want. I made new pillows for our bedroom.
Easy and very cool looking, isn’t it!
Have a nice weekend!
For some reason, I’m really into light pink this spring. I like other pastel colors too, they always seem trendy this time of year. I decided to break some of the black and white in our living room with a hint of really light pink. Pillows are always an easy way to bring color, without committing to it permanently (I always get tired of color in my home quickly). Here’s some pictures:
The solid colored is from H&M Home and the stripe pillow I made myself from this cool fabric I found.
What do you think? Do you also like pastel colors in the spring time?
Forgot to show you this rug I bought for our entry way. It’s light gray with a black pattern. I love it, the color is perfect because it doesn’t show any dirt. And this was cheap also, only ten euros! We’ve had it for a couple of months now, and it has held up great.
I just love the pattern and the color. Lovely!
Some pictures I took the other day from our apartment. The copper cake tin in the first picture is from a thrift store. I love the old patinated finish! The metal candleholders I painted are now in use. I also bought some flowers for our dining table, they are now blooming. I must say I liked them more like this, small and vivid green.