We all know beets are a rich beautiful red color, do the leaves give you any color? Watch this video and read the tutorial to see how I got my results.
I’ve been trying to get my hands on some beets since I’ve been using natural dyes. My grandmother has some in her garden and she brought me some of the leaves to see if they did anything! Watch a step by step of the beetroot extraction below.
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How do you use beetroot to dye?
The first thing you always want to is mordant your fabric. I use alum and this is my alum mordanting process. Stay tuned because I’m going to be trying other mordants and comparing them. Once you have your fabric mordanted, you’re going to want to extract the color from your beets. All you need to do is bring some water to a boil and put the product you want to dye with in the dye pot. I like to then turn it to low and let it sit until the color is rich.
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I had to know, can you dye with corn husks? They have so much waste to them I wanted to see if I could get a color out of them.
- Dye Pot
- Beet Leaves
- Put 2 gallons of water in a pot
- Bring water to a boil
- Put leaves in and put on medium heat for 30 minutes
- Put in your cloth