Natural Dyeing Recipe: Turmeric
I read a recipe that says 2 cups water to 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder, and I remember my proportions being similar, but ending up with a very powdery solution. And that’s after boiling it, because they said boiling will help the turmeric dissolve.
So I have no idea what went wrong with that, but my colour still came out really even and extremely vibrant, so I think it’s not too bad. I’d do it with less next time, but here’s what I did.
- Mix water and turmeric powder, approximately 2 cups to 2 tablespoons, in a pot
- Bring to a boil
- Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Let cool
That’s all, pretty simple right! Turmeric has to be rinsed when you take it out the dye bath because it’s so rich, and it will definitely stain other surfaces it comes in contact with. So be careful with this one!
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