Another up-cycled vintage kimono cowl, I am particularly fond of this one.
Onion skin dyed, felted, merino shawl
Coffee dyed fiber, two skeins of raw silk and two of merino wool
Put the fibers into the dye bath, boil for a while and then leave it in the vat over night. These are the shorts.
Merino wool yarn going into the dye bath.
Day two of dyeing, pour through a sieve or cloth to get out the grounds. Now you can throw the grounds in your compost.
Here are the nice white canvas shorts that I just finished sewing that will be dyed with coffee. Make sure to pre wash whatever you will be dyeing so that it absorbs the color evenly and thoroughly.
Coffee dye step one – put the grounds in a large pot and boil for a while, let them soak overnight.
How to dye with coffee…save your grounds, this is about a months worth of used grounds that otherwise would have ended up in the compost. (And can still go in the compost when finished)