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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Berry dye for sisal fibers

Place the berries in a blender.

Place the berries in a blender.

Purple berry juice.

For my design I needed a rich purple juice.

Soak the dry sisal fibers in the purple berry juice.

Soak the dry sisal fibres in the purple berry juice

Rinse the soaked fibres.

Rinse the soaked fibres.

Purple stained sisal.

Set aside to dry. Untangle the fibres and add to the design

For more colours and natural dye ideas look at my wooden skewer Tutorial

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24 August 2011 Stain wooden skewers with natural dye

Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.

13 April 2012 Staining Midelino cane Coils

White Midelino cane is easy to stain in any colour

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