Red Onion Skin ShiboriOnion Skin ShiboriOne of the things I’ve wanted to experiment more with is natural dyes.  My parents have a restaurant on Cape Cod , and they have been saving red onion skins for me.  On my last trip, I dyed a few pieces of cotton fabric with them using a shibori technique.  I used a recipe for the onion skin dye from Folk Fibers.  Maura, the talented woman behind the brand, is an expert at natural dyes.  The color on my fabrics came out differently than I was expecting from her post, but I think they are still very pretty.

If you’d like to try this out, the full how-to is after the jump.


-Washed cotton fabric (or any other natural fiber such as wool, silk, etc)

-Rubber bands

-Red Onion Skins

-2 large pots


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