FREE Natural Dyeing Guide

Discover the wonderful range of colors you can get from nature

EASY 8 steps process to create bright colors from natural dyes that will last forever (even if you have never done it before)

  • Introduction to La Creative Mama Natural Dyeing Method 
  • Dye Formula
  • Process outline
  • Supplies cheklist 

 

Natural dyeing guide

Victoria’s Natural Dyeing Guide is a real gem! The step by step instructions on how to dye your own fabrics using flowers, leaves and vegies was an eye opener on what you can do creatively and simply!

Liz Brown, Creative mama of twins

Get started by creating your own colors from your own backyard and kitchen without spending any money at all! Yes, you heard me right! You can produce the most amazing bright colors using leaves, flowers and veggies.  

The Ultimate Guide to Natural dyeing 

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The Beginners Guide to Natural Dyes

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The Beginners Guide to Solar Dyeing

The Beginners Guide to Solar Dyeing will help you get started in the wonderful world of color creation! This method will allow you to get really creative with those fabric scraps that you may have lying around your house.

Handmade book using Eco Print paper

Handmade book using Eco Print paper

Hi Creative Mamas! I am really happy to share with you this little tutorial on how to make a handmade book using eco print paper. This tutorial is an extension of all the natural dyeing techniques and tutorials on fabric and yarn. How to make a handmade book Making a...

Essential tools for natural dyeing

Essential tools for natural dyeing

Hi Creative Mamas! This post is dedicated to sharing with you the essential tools for natural dyeing. When I first started dyeing I was very confused about what was essential to have and what was not. This is my list of items which I have found to be essential to have...

Creative sewing projects using hand dyed yarn and fabric

Creative sewing projects using hand dyed yarn and fabric

Hi Creative Mamas! In this post I want to share with you some of my favorite sewing projects using hand dyed fabric and yarn. All these projects were created by using natural dyes on natural fibers such as cotton, silk and wool. Natural dyeing is an exciting and...

Flower pounding on fabric -Hapazome

Flower pounding on fabric -Hapazome

Hi Creative Mamas! I have been wanting to share this flower pounding technique for a while. A few weeks ago I met a group of fellow natural dyers and we all had a fun day printing fabric by pounding flowers on it. This tutorial is the result of that amazing craft day!...

Top 10 Natural Dyeing Tips

Top 10 Natural Dyeing Tips

Hi Creative Mamas! I am super excited to share with you my top 10 natural dyeing tips. After many years of trial and error I know what to avoid, what works and what saves time when it comes to getting great color from natural dyes. I have developed a natural dyeing...

How to dye fabric and yarn with cochineal

How to dye fabric and yarn with cochineal

Hi Creative Mamas! In this post I will show you how you can create beautiful bright pink color by dyeing fabric and yarn with cochineal. I first came across cochineal dye many years ago when I visited Mexico for the first time and I was fascinated at the color...

The importance of using a mordant in natural dyeing

The importance of using a mordant in natural dyeing

Hi Creative Mamas! I am so excited to share with you a little bit of information about mordants and the role they play within the whole process in Natural dyeing. As outlined in the Ultimate Guide to Natural Dyeing, there is a process to follow when we are embarking...

How to tie dye with natural dyes

How to tie dye with natural dyes

Tie dye with natural dyes tutorial Hi Creative Mamas! If you are interested in tie dye and you love using natural dyes you are definitely in for a treat! In this post I will show you step by step how to achieve beautiful results by using tie dye techniques in...

How to tie dye a t-shirt tutorial

How to tie dye a t-shirt tutorial

Hi Creative Mamas! Are your kids or grandchildren asking you if they can tie dye a t-shirt? Have you ever tried it yourself when you were little? Have you ever tried it as an adult? It seems to be the latest thing to do: TIE DYE A T-SHIRT. In my last natural dyeing...

7 Must Have Books on Natural Dyeing

7 Must Have Books on Natural Dyeing

As a natural dyer myself I am continually researching new ways and techniques. I do my research mainly by trial and error, however this takes a long time and I am only able to innovate and get creative with the practice because I have done the basic processes so many...

How to give fabric a vintage look

How to give fabric a vintage look

Hi Creative Mamas! I am so excited to share with you how to give fabric a vintage look! It's a little secret that I have been using lately and its helping me to keep creating innovative fabric crafts even when I can't buy fabrics and trims. Giving fabric a vintage and...

The best way to dye fabric with tea

The best way to dye fabric with tea

Which is the best way to dye fabric with black tea? Hi Creative Mamas! I am so excited to share with you how to achieve beautiful results with tea dyeing fabric! I want to show you this super easy and quick way to dye fabric with black tea. The main reason why dyeing...

The ultimate guide to natural dyeing, what you need to know

The ultimate guide to natural dyeing, what you need to know

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Dyeing Hi Creative Mamas! Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Natural Dyeing. I have been dyeing for at least twenty- five years, but my natural dyeing practice started ten years ago while I was living in Asia. I have used natural dyeing in...

How to make your own iron water for natural dyeing

How to make your own iron water for natural dyeing

Using iron water for natural dyeing Hi Creative Mamas! This is one of my favorite secrets within natural dyeing. Making my own iron water for natural dyeing has been a game changer for me since it has allowed me to create a variety of shades and tones from one single...

How to make natural black dye with acorns

How to make natural black dye with acorns

Hi Creative Mamas! In this article I want to share with you one of my most exciting moments in natural dyeing which is the day that I discovered how to make my own black color with natural dyes! I will share with you exactly how to make natural black dye with acorns....

How to dye fabric and yarn using  Avocado dye

How to dye fabric and yarn using Avocado dye

Dyeing with Avocado Hi Creative Mamas! Let me show you a step by step process of how to dye fabric and yarn with avocado dye. In our house we love avocados, we even have an avocado tree! Needless to say we end up with a lot of avocado pits ans skins as part of our...

How to dye fabric with onion skins

How to dye fabric with onion skins

Hi Creative Mamas! I am so excited to show you how to dye fabric and yarn with onion skins. You can create beautiful tones of yellow, orange and copper simply by re purposing your onion skins. Onion skins have their own place within the best natural dyes list that I...

Fabric Printing With Natural Dyes

Fabric Printing With Natural Dyes

Hi creative mamas! Welcome to this new post about yet another way to practice the beautiful art of natural dyeing. This time I will show you how to do fabric printing using natural dyes that are around you. This method of fabric printing is very similar to Bundle...

Natural Bundle Dyeing, make your own DIY scarf

Natural Bundle Dyeing, make your own DIY scarf

Hi Creative mamas! In this post I want to share with you the beautiful method of bundle dyeing. It may yield uneven results but the process in itself is a joyous one. Also, once you understand the technique you can get really creative with it and it’s a great way to...

How to Eco Print on Paper

How to Eco Print on Paper

What is Eco Printing? Eco Printing is the process of transferring the color of leaves, flowers and rusty elements into a piece of fabric or paper. It's a part of the natural dyeing practices which are sustainable and eco friendly for humans and for the environment. As...