In class, I tried the first-ever natural dyeing in my life (thanks Emma!) and before that, I didn't even know what the purpose of collecting those invasive plants was during the hike. I know some natural dyes in food, like Indian turmeric rice and Butterfly pea flower tea. But I never imagined people out there are trying to do natural dyeing with ingredients that are out of my expectation, for example, chestnuts, onion skins, and brazilwood.
I also found some organizations that promote the concept of how natural and encouraging it is by selling natural dye kits. Maiwa, a School of Textile in Vancouver, wishes to embody the concept of the relationship between mankind, creativity, and Nature through natural dyes. I personally like their idea of selling these natural dye kits so as to let more people get to know it, though it is a bit pricey, I would definitely love to try it out!
Here’s the result from Emma’s natural dyeing workshop, still waiting for it to dry since I just took it out. To be honest, I expected it will become violet color instead of brown, it might because I added eucalyptus.
And my kombucha this week.