Now you can prepare your dyestuffs and dye your pods. Wait until you have made a decent amount to do this; I made 15 and dyed 12 of them, 3 at a time with 4 different dyestuffs. I recommend that you keep some of these with their natural un-dyed colour; so select some and keep them to one side.
The beautiful thing about natural dyes, is that the colours will always go together so well. They blend into the natural environment too, for when you hang them outside! For onions, you only want to use the dry crispy skins, so if you can choose your own in the supermarket, choose these ones. Then use the onions in your cooking!
For spinach, the leaves are ready to use as they are!
For beetroot, cut it into little cubes like they’re ready for a salad!
For plums, cut just the skins off! I know this sounds strange but these are the best bits for dyeing – they are best cut into little chunks. Eat the remainders or put on your compost.
Place all the felted pods you want to dye in a large bowl of warm water. It is a good idea to include your embroidery threads at this point. The warm water opens up the pores in the fibres so that they are more likely to take to the dye.
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