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Does any one know how to make vegetable colors at home? i want to use them for stole. Iam doing exihibition of scarf n stole with

Tribal print.

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Comment by YOVIN on May 5, 2010 at 1:52am

I know how to make colors from vegetable dyes but don't know how to use them for a tribal print. May be below information helps you:

1) Use the food grater to grate each of the carrots, beets and red cabbage. Place the grated vegetables on separate plates. Set aside and wash hands.

2) Place each grated vegetable into a plastic bag and add warm water to each. Seal the bag tightly. Carefully knead the sealed bags on the work station for approximately 2 minutes. The water in each bag starts to color.

3) Pour the colored water into a vessel. Repeat this step with the other two bags. Discard the grated vegetables remaining in the bags.

4) Place the cotton fabric into each vessel containing the dye. Allow the fabric to soak overnight. Lay paper towels on the work station.

5) Remove fabric from the dye, placing them on the paper towels. Allow to dry and then fill three clean vessels with warm water. Separately add the fabric to each vessel.

7) Allow them to soak for 2 minutes. Some of the dye will begin to fade. Remove when the fabric reaches desired color.
Comment by JAPJEE KAUR on May 5, 2010 at 1:01pm

Vegetable colours are available in the market in powder form. You require a mordant to impart the desired colour on to the textile material. First myrobalan treatment is given to the fabric followed by mordanting and finally dyeing in the natural dye bath. I have made samples in kalamkari as well as block and screen printing using natural colours/ dyes. If any help is required, you may contact me.


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