Natural Dyeing with Mint

Natural Dyeing with Mint

Natural Dyeing with Mint at Sew Pomona

Right now my home smells heavenly!  I have the dye pot simmering away with mint today, just wonderful!  I’ve been meaning to dye a pair of cotton pj’s I made a few months ago out of some really soft american grown organic cotton.  I let the kids pick the color and they both wanted green surprisingly.  I was sure my daughter would ask for pink, she’s been on a pink and purple kick lately, but they both wanted green, so mint it is.  I treated the fabric with an alum bath last night and am planning on doing a tannin after mordant tomorrow once the fabric has soaked in the mint overnight. We’ll see how the color turns out, I may over-dye it afterwards.