I totally blame Pinterest for this. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, **understatement alert** but I’ve become somewhat obsessed with indigo.
Dyeing with it is stinky, though so I am waiting for warm weather to dye some more. But I’m impatient…as a rule.
When I saw on Pinterest that people are dyeing fabric blue with BLACK BEANS!!! I lost it. I LOST it! I went straight out to my organic co-op to buy some black beans but they didn’t have any. NOOOOooooooooOOOOOO!
So, I called my husband (he goes to the big, non-organic grocery store) and he bought me a four pound bag of black beans! Oh yeah, baby. I’m in business.
All you need to do is soak the beans. I can soak the beans.
You stir them a couple of times while they soak. I can do that too.
The first time I stirred it, it was a really pretty purple.
Now I need to figure out what to dye and get it soaking in a mordant. That has been the hardest part of this whole process so far.
4 thoughts on “Full of Beans”
Wow! I look forward to seeing how it dyes up.
Thanks! It’ll be another day or so. I hope it doesn’t hurt the color to have the beans soak for days and days. I’m easily distracted. 🙂
Oh, that’s a great idea! I love the utilitarian aspect of this dye method. That water does double duty this way!
If only I liked to eat beans, it would be perfect. 🙂