I don’t really wear white. Except White Tantric Yoga with the Kundalini yogis. And the sort of white, more dirty than white, unisex t-shirt that I got from the Rose Bowl Flea Market. It has small holes and stains. Very cool. So the less than half a dozen times in my life I decide that I want to sleep in white sheets has proved to be both surprising and a mistake. Liking the fabric texture not a mistake. Inevitable that I will get the white dirty. And for some reason, I don’t sleep well in the white. Don’t know why, I just don’t. They all should have been black or navy for me. No white. After noticing some markings and such on the otherwise pristine bedding, I have tow choice. Discard or dye. I decide to have a little fun with it. After looking at the ABC Carpet & Home website for inspiration some time ago and seeing some artisanal style garment dye jobs, I start a search. How to DYI it. Wanting to incorporate natural ingredients, and being all to familiar with the Rit Dye from childhood (I went through a tie dye phase, maybe still in it), I want to try a couple of other options. Natural and the Rit Dye. Maybe find an expert or two. Search one leads me to yumuniverse.com and an article entitled Natural Dye Made With Plant-Powerful Goodies .
Beets, turmeric, chicory, and red cabbage are a few featured. I check the refrigerator. I am in luck. I start with cabbage.
The Expert(s) video:
Some of the process…
My Cabbage Dyeing..
work in progress..words and photos coming soon..