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Natural Undies Blog — turmeric

Custom Bridal Robes Dyed with Kitchen Extras :: A Collaboration with Goli June Bridal

One of the highlights of my residency at the Chicago Fashion Incubator has been meeting and collaborating with former-DIR, Goli June Bridal. One of Goli’s brides saw our work, and reached out about customizing a set of robes for her bridal party. Our bride chose an eco-dyed color scheme, perfect for her September wedding, that comprised of yellow onion skins, turmeric, used coffee grounds, and soda ash for her custom silk robes.
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Eco Dyeing with Kitchen Extras :: Natural Dyeing at Home

Due to the current shelter-in-place rules, I’ve had to get creative with dyeing out of my home. Since I’m using dyes in my home cooking pots, it’s imperative that I am working with supplies that are food safe. Luckily there are a ton of natural dyes and modifiers that are easily found in my kitchen! In this project, I am using red onion skins, turmeric, used coffee grinds, and pericón flowers as my dyes, and cream of tartar as my modifier to make a gorgeous eco-dyed silk scarf.
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