A few weeks ago I was searching eco dying websites and stumbled across eco printing (there is a difference), and I thought to myself, how have I not heard of eco printing, and why haven't I tried it before? I love natural fabrics and dying natural fabrics using pieces of nature would be perfect! I referred to THIS website for instructions and gave it a try for myself. Here is my first try printing on new dish clothes for my kitchen! I think they turned out pretty well.
|100% cotton cloth; soaked overnight in a mixture of alum and washing soda.|
|Ring out the cloth, lay it out on a flat surface and spread out collected leafs, flowers, even sticks.|
|Roll everything up in the cloth and secure the cloth with rubber bands or string.|
|Steam the rolled up cloth for one hour. Let the rolls sit after steaming over night.|
|Unroll the cloth and see your beautiful printed fabric!|
|I love the beautiful yellow and browns and you can even see the shapes of the leaves!|
|I can't wait to eco print more dish cloths and who knows what else!|