Monday, November 2, 2009

Hey, what's cooking?

That's right I'm cooking in the sewing room. This semester I'm researching slow design and sustainable design. I'm using the information that I gathered from the survey that many of you took to figure out ways to create better garments with a smaller carbon footprint. One way to make garments more eco-friendly is to dye them using household items. I've been experimenting with onion skins, Kool-Aid, mustard, and vinegar to set the dye. Keep in mind that this only works on natural fibers and silk seems to take all types of dye best. It is also messy and may dye your fingers if you don't wear gloves. I'll keep you posted on the progress, but for now you'll have to settle for the BIG mess that I'm making:)

Wishing I had worn gloves,

1 comment:

  1. FUN FUN...I cant wait to see what you have made this go round!