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How to Print Clothes with Flowers | natural dyeing

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Easy summer DIY project, dye your clothes using flowers! Basic tutorial on how to create eco prints on silk fabric with roses and irises. Natural dyeing is fun, experimental, and a beautiful and eco-friendly way to use plants from your garden to update clothes in your closet. For this project you just need: - a piece of silk or wool clothing (cotton can also work but not as well, and be careful with wool because it can shrink) - flowers (research the kind of flowers you are using to make sure they dye well and are non-toxic) - elastics or string - a stainless steel pot (optional- with a steamer) - it's better to use a pot that you don't eat from, but it's ok if you make sure the plants are non-toxic - water Learn more about eco-printing and natural dyeing on my blog http://verenaerin.ca/category/textiles-surface-design/dye-journal/ For some flower/plant printing inspiration check out India Flint http://www.indiaflint.com/page7.htm Let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to hear how your flower dyeing turned out! Thanks for watching! Subscribe to My Green Closet http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=MyGreenCloset Support My Green Closet on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/MyGreenCloset Join the My Green Closet facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyGreenCloset/ - - - Find me on twitter: https://twitter.com/VerenaErin instagram: http://instagram.com/verenaerin pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/verenaerin/ This is not a sponsored video. Music: Little Tomcat by Josh Woodward
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Nick Doe (8 days ago)
The music suits the video to perfection
Nick Doe (8 days ago)
Beautiful colors - did you use any mordant?
My Green Closet (7 days ago)
No I tried to keep it as simple as possible so this wasn't mordanted.
Adi (1 month ago)
Ruined that beautiful white top girl
fikri naziha (2 months ago)
such a beautifull things that i have to try at home.
ayam rendang (3 months ago)
you're so beautiful!! would make a great actor hehe
Amimmika (3 months ago)
Wow! Love your video!
Dionna smoot (4 months ago)
LMFAOOOO girl the shirt look dirty
Nicole Dickey (5 months ago)
How did you freeze your flowers? In water? Does it matter? Lol ♡ thanks soo much ! Sooo beautiful ♡ and fun !
Sreejan Sarkar (5 months ago)
Plz visit india for holi and you dont have to work much🤣😄lol
Savindya Jayasinghe (5 months ago)
When you boil it , the colours mix with water. I think it's a problem. How to avoid that ???!!
Savindya Jayasinghe (5 months ago)
My Green Closet yeah , I got it ! Thank you !!
My Green Closet (5 months ago)
The best way to do it is just to steam the bundle.
Savindya Jayasinghe (5 months ago)
Nice ! I like this video
endang pujia (6 months ago)
How long do you boil itu.. how the color durable after it's washed
endang pujia (6 months ago)
I interest your tutorial ..the good and unique idea...natural...how the natural painting durable after it's washed
Abigail Smith (6 months ago)
This technique is so cool! Thanks for making this video:)
World Peace Home (7 months ago)
what a waste of a beautiful blouse, sorry for not been enthusiastic but this looks like someone die on it got rotten and you just decided to wear it.
World Peace Home (7 months ago)
how confusing, I just step unto a channel that said completely the opposite, never stain on silk! hum, am not sure the natural silk will be a durable end result due to the original thread within.
Manju Vasantha (8 months ago)
Your idea was great 😊😊😮but 🤔🤔the color was not good the white dress 😑😑😣😣
Yolanda Pascual (11 months ago)
Hahaha, a destroyed blouse... Tks for amuse us
Hamadanners (4 months ago)
Yolanda Pascual dick move
Savindya Jayasinghe (5 months ago)
Jamieson Paine I also agree with you !
Jamieson Paine (7 months ago)
Yolanda Pascual Keep your damn mouth shut if you don't like the video, and go watch something else.
Jamie S (1 year ago)
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Yoss Rm (1 year ago)
Hello! The water you used contained something or it's just boiling water? Do you use any chemicals? Greetings from Mexico🌸🌼🌿
Gwen Ap Mannanan (1 year ago)
Yoss Rm she just used plain water. Using chemicals goes against the point of Eco dying.
claudia J (1 year ago)
Just water? I thought white vinegar would work?
Suzi Q (1 year ago)
claudia J i wondered that too. Just plan water, you wouldn't think the colors would work best with some vinegar. I am going to try with vinegar. I have never done anything like this. Just heard of it and it's beautiful. I have saw a video where they use water that has been sitting quite a while with rusted nails in it.... 😳Don't think i'll be trying that one.
Niran (1 year ago)
You're a cutie, but it looks terrible :(
Amp sanders (1 year ago)
i like it i just would love more colors like darker
Lisa George (1 year ago)
This is a really sweet video, and inspiring for first time dyers, but mordanting fabric is really important if you want to fix your colours beyond 3 or four washes.Eco Printing season is upon us! Spring has arrived! For any plant or protein fabric the more worn the fibers the deeper the color will be taken up will take . If linen or cotton scour with the most basic of soap, Ecover is recommended, alternatively, one prominent dyer recommends washing and beating garments of plant fiber in the ocean. Try soaking your plant fiber ( cotton or linen) garment for a day or two in collected sea water, before filling with flowers, folding and binding.Alternatively you can scour the fabric and the mordant in Soda ash. For Protein fibers such as silk try soaking your garment in soya milk i haven't tried this but the protein of the soya milk is said to assist the pigmentation from plant dyeing adhering to the protein fiber. better to leave garments and fabric in the pot for as long as possible. Jar dyeing is a prime example with sunlight assisting the pigment transfer from plant matter to garment or cloth giving much deeper hues. Some dyers choose to steam with alum in their water, which "saves" the pigment to the garment fixing it. There are other plant mordants out there for those that care to look. Or have a true interest. Peace silk is silk without cruelty.
Elisa Sandle (1 year ago)
Is there a way to make a more even color? Like...heating the petals then tossing the shirt in and swirling it around? haha.
My Green Closet (1 year ago)
It most depends on the kind of flowers/leaves you use, eucalyptus leaves for example can give very bright colours. You can deepen the colours by soaking longer and letting it sit a long time before unwrapping. I filmed this all in one day which isn't good for getting deep colours, but natural dyeing is all about experimentation and trying different materials/techniques :)
Ivisha (1 year ago)
Try onion skin but put some plant to act as a shadow(pattern) .... :D
annabanana - (1 year ago)
Does anyone know if this would work with autumn leaves as well?
annabanana - (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot!
My Green Closet (1 year ago)
It totally depends on the tree, some will work well some won't. This is a good reference for dye plants https://wendyfe.wordpress.com/plants-for-eco-dyeing-and-eco-printing/ but she unfortunately doesn't have a lot of tree leaves.
Cherelle Abrams (1 year ago)
I was thinking of this too....
Claudia Ramirez (2 years ago)
Does the colour go when we wash it?
Claudia Ramirez (2 years ago)
Does the colour go when we wash it?
Deanna Dalton (2 years ago)
Great video. I understand silk or wool is the best natural fabric to use in any dyeing project. I read that rayon is the best mad made fabric to dye, is this true?
shawn T.V (2 years ago)
Does the colour go when we wash it
Dan Lindert-Olivencia (2 years ago)
Do you use a mordant at all?
My Green Closet (2 years ago)
I don't for this type of "printing" dyeing, but you probably could if you wanted brighter/longer-lasting colour. You would need to play around with it though and see how different mordants react with the plants/flowers, also to find something that won't weirdly discolour the fabric and is appropriate for the fibre content.
Sajid Shaikh (2 years ago)
Hey just amazing work....
Green Shirts (2 years ago)
Wunderschön :)
Abhilasha Singh (2 years ago)
I feel that the back had more clear prints so with silk it is best to use whole flowers to get the shape as well.
absolutely natural and groovy THISIS BEAUTIFU;
Steph Ren (3 years ago)
Love your hairstyle<3
Bernadette Dyer (3 years ago)
Oh my goodness, i saw a climse of your garden. It looks so gorgeous. Would you be willing to do a tour?
My Green Closet (3 years ago)
+Bernadette Dyer We moved so unfortunately it's no longer my garden :( I do miss it, it was so nice to have a lovely garden.
katrina way (3 years ago)
I love the pillow pattern!! Did you dye that yourself as well?
My Green Closet (3 years ago)
Yes! Thank you! :)
Emma Ellis (3 years ago)
Such a great idea! But after deciding to go cruelty free a while ago silk is now a no-no for me
DP2050 (13 days ago)
So .....how is silk production cruel...I am genuinely curious...
Daniela Mejia (7 months ago)
Youcan buyorganicsilk,where the worm is not killed, it iscalled peace silk
Besso (9 months ago)
I am also cruelty free. I'm not sure how you feel about using resale silk and wool. I think its okay to buy things like silk and wool if its resold at a goodwill or whatever because you're not giving money to corporations to make more of that product. Cotton is also a good option!
Antonia (2 years ago)
viscose might Work :)
Mai Cecile (3 years ago)
Wow! Beautiful!
My Green Closet (3 years ago)
+Mai Cecile Thank you!!
Iwona (3 years ago)
Beautiful idea! I definitely try this :)
Medicinanda (3 years ago)
The shirt got absolutely amazing with those prints :)
My Green Closet (3 years ago)
+Medicinanda Thanks for watching and your lovely comments!
Ann Isik (3 years ago)
Thank you for sharing this technique. Enjoyed it enormously.
Ann Isik (3 years ago)
+My Green Closet I will do both!
My Green Closet (3 years ago)
Thanks for commenting! Let me know if you try it :)

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