Dye Lessons

Educational lesson plans for teaching natural dyes in schools.

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Dyes and color in the classroom.

Easter Egg Dye Project
How to dye some eggs and wool this Easter with natural dyes you can find in your kitchen.

Red Cabbage and pH
Adding vinegar to red cabbage dye turns it red, adding baking soda or ammonia turns it green or blue.

Natural Dye Lesson Plans
Make dye with blueberries, onions, spinach

Natural Dyes
Goldenrod, walnut; dyes of the 18th and 19th Century

Fish Silk Resist
Painting on silk – with a fish theme

Color and Dye Chemistry
How light is perceived as color

Dye Information
Information about working with dyes and colour.

How to Make a Dye Box
Instructions for how to make a dye box in order to stay safe when working with chemicals.

How to Make a Solar Oven

Natural Dyes
Information and dye recipes for using natural and vegetable dyes and mordants.

Synthetic Dyes
Information about working with synthetic dyes and how to dye yarn.

Dye Books: Beginner Dyeing

Color by Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing
The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing: Beautiful Color and Simple Knits
Yarns to Dye For
Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques
Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn
Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It
Prepared to Dye: Dyeing Techniques for Fiber Artists

Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about tradtional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi