How to Dye Fabric & Clothes Black – 5 Methods

As a frequent fabric dyer and lover of all things vibrant and dark, I’m no stranger to black dye. After a failed high-school experiment of bleaching a favorite pair of jeans and then dyeing them with “black” dye resulted in a mousey gray pair of jeans, I ended up on a bit of a quest … Read more

The Best Fabric Dyes for 23 Fabrics

When choosing the best dye for your project, the most important thing to be aware of is the fiber content of the items you’re dyeing. This will help you choose the most reliable and permanent dye, as different types of dyes are formulated to work with different types of fibers.  The best dye for cotton, … Read more

18 Realistic Things to Tie-Dye at Home (+ Tips from a Pro)

I’ve been dyeing clothes and fabric for years. I even dyed my wedding dress, and I’ve taught dyeing workshops in New Zealand. Here are 18 things to tie-dye at home. I’ve included tips to help you succeed with each project, and rated whether they’re beginner-friendly ideas or not. Clothes & wearables to tie-dye: T-shirts (beginner-friendly) … Read more

38 Types of Wool Fabric & their Uses

Wool fabric types can be categorized by the type of animal that produces the fiber, by the processing method that’s used to form the fabric, or by the design. In this article, we’ll go over examples from all of these categories. Please note that this article is focused on wool fabrics that are used for … Read more

How to Sew Silk: the Complete Guide

In addition to using silk for my handmade work blouses, I also made my wedding dress out of silk! The dress has a princess-seamed bodice and a three-layer circle skirt made from hand-dyed silk satin, chiffon, and gauze. Each type of silk required a slightly different treatment, as will the fabric you’re sewing with – … Read more

How to Dye Silk from Start to Finish (4 Ways)

I’ve been dyeing fabric for over a decade. I even dyed my handmade silk wedding dress! Here are 4 ways to dye silk fabric, how to choose the right method for your project, and step-by-step instructions. Contents list: What’s the best way to dye silk? Can you dye silk dresses, clothes, curtains, etc? My fabric … Read more

How to Sew Wool Fabric from Start to Finish

Wool is one of my absolute favorite fibers to work with. I’ve sewn many trousers, shirts, coats, and jackets using different types of wool. It’s generally a hard-wearing, hard-to-soil fabric, with great temperature-controlling properties (meaning it will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer). If you’re in a rush, here’s a … Read more