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dyeing with black beans

Dyeing with Black Beans, Colors of Nature

Posted by Kristin Bogdonas - DIY

Week 3 of National Garden Month's Natural Dyes series is all about black beans which happens to be one of my favorite foods. I love beans in general but black beans hold a special place in my heart. They are full of fiber, protein, resistant starch (supporting the good bacterial in the lower GI) and several phytochemicals including anthocyanin flavonoids- giving them their black-blue color....

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Dyeing with Turmeric

Dyeing with Turmeric, Colors of Nature

Turmeric is a spice commonly found in Indian cuisine and gives curry its characteristic golden hue. Not only does it taste great it is also great for your body. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems; it has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years. On top of all this, tu...

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Dying with indigo

Dyeing with Indigo, Colors of Nature

Posted by Kristin Bogdonas - DIY

Happy National Garden Month! This month I will highlight several fun DIY projects using natural dyes, many of which you can find in your kitchen or backyard . April is the perfect time to explore some of these plant-based dyes adding color to your spring, naturally. Today, I'll share some creative ways to dye with indigo. Indigo is my pe...

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