Friday, October 18, 2019

Turmeric As Dye?

 Hello Refashion Co-op. I read that turmeric could be used as I dye and I wanted to try it. I wanted something in my wardrobe that was this great mustard yellow color. I decided to use this of-white cashmere sweater and this off-white nylon skirt.

 I simmered my clothes on the stove with the turmeric for an hour.

I love how the sweater turned out. The skirt was a little disappointing and pale.

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6 comments:

Maria said...

I dyed some clothes with turmeric on the stove once too & they faded unevenly but i did not stabilize the color with vinegar or another agent. Just heads up.

learningnewtricks said...

I love both of the yellow shades! They look much better than the original colors. Nice transformation.

Verena said...

I love the new color of the Sweater :-)

TheRefashStash said...

WOW! How cool!

-TheRefasashStash

Jean said...

Good for you.... love the colors. Just wondering how much you had to use? Did you just dump in the entire little bottle?

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the comments. @Jean,I did add the whole bottle turmeric and part of a second. My daughter had only used a little bit from one jar.
Chickie