plants to use when dyeing

There are many different pants to use when you dye naturally. When we dyed our materials we used sunflower seeds and chamisa flowers.

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We used a 2:1 scale to measure the amount of plants we needed to fully dye our shirts. We boiled the plants in enough water to fully immerse our shirts into, for an hour before we began dyeing the shirts. After immersing the shirts into the dye solution some students let their shirts sit over three days, and some removed their’s after an hour or so.

The chamisa dyed shirts became a bright yellow color, and the sunflower seed dye was a dark green when wet, but after drying it became a dull green yellow. We could have also used sage to dye a green grey color. -BigEarl

We were oblivious to the many subtle impediments that were bound to ruin our beauteous tie dyes. Be aware of the common overuse of chamisa, for example. This will turn your soon-to-be masterpiece into a urine-colored blob of disgust with nothing to look forward to except the potent scent of flambéed fecal matter. The dying method includes processing the leaves, and tossing them inside of an enormous vial of boiling water while simultaneously mixing them with various chemicals.

Our tye-dye’ed garbs were for the most part unsuccessful. Never should one encounter a situation where a perfectly fine white sock is transformed into a rock-hard shoelace reeking of cat urine. This is a problem called OVEREXTENSION. Out of all the beautiful plants around campus, (let alone colors that AREN’T YELLOW) we decided to use the ugliest of them all. The final issue was filtering the soggy plant bi-product from the fabric, thus rendering even the semi-presentable shirts with sticks in the fabric. Chamisa massacre. This is an issue of impatience, for the British don’t seem to have a problem filtering tea leaves from the fluid they’ll be drinking. This failure was undoubtedly catastrophic. Let us have a moment of silence for all of our brothers and sisters with shirts that they will never wear. -MattyIce


One thought on “plants to use when dyeing

  1. Matt – your post does not carry enough relevant information to know what you actually did. Your use of language is TOO informal – remember that other people might be interested in what you did and how not to make the same errors. Please use language that has a more professional tone. This is not a blog whose audience is hip beauteous people. I dont understand much of what you wrote and I have done the plant dye process!

    Hunter – your post has the right tone – but more information is needed. Make sure all images have captions, and URl associated with them.

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