In the past two years I have fallen in love with natural dyeing. The method is pretty simple and although it might seem intimidating it’s pretty hard to mess it up! I used a few of my dyeing skills to make an impactful DIY natural dye hoop art that is perfect for a colorful touch in any home.
DIY natural dye hoop art supplies:
- Darice Embroidery Hoop
- White Cotton Cloth
- Madder Root Powder
- Stainless Steel Pot
- Fabric Scissors
- Fusible Adhesive Spray
First step is to fill your pot with water and bring it to a boil. You really don’t need very much water because if you do what I did, you will just dip it partway in the water. I had about 4 inches of water in my pot!
While the water is getting hot, cut two pieces of fabric. I cut one that was about 20″x20″ and another that was about 15″x15″ so that I could add some layers and dimension to my wall hanging. After cutting them, rinse them so they are damp.
Hopefully your water is now boiling! Now you will put 1 table spoon of your madder root powder in the water and make sure it is mostly dissolved. After you feel it has dissolved, put your cloth in the water.
Now you will cut your smaller piece in half. This is obviously all up to you. Get creative! I just laid out cut pieces where I thought they looked nice. Depending on you your dye comes out, you might want to do things a little differently.
Place outside embroidery hoop piece over the fabric so it stays in place. I like to keep it kind of loose while I pull the fabric tight in the hoop. Flip the hoop over and trim the edges as close to the hoop as possible. Then your DIY natural dye hoop art is done!I am loving having a big statement piece in my house. I don’t have much color going on so this has been a nice pop of color. Or if your house is already super colorful, this would be a fun addition!
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