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Another up-cycled vintage kimono cowl, I am particularly fond of this one.

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Coffee dyed fiber, two skeins of raw silk and two of merino wool

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Put the fibers into the dye bath, boil for a while and then leave it in the vat over night. These are the shorts.

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Merino wool yarn going into the dye bath.

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Day two of dyeing, pour through a sieve or cloth to get out the grounds. Now you can throw the grounds in your compost.

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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.

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Coffee dye step one – put the grounds in a large pot and boil for a while, let them soak overnight.

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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)