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DIY Dye Kit : Silk Scrunchie

Welcome! Let's learn how to naturally dye our own silk scrunchie with plants & flowers

Supplies needed: 

  • scrunchie bundle dye kit 
  • neutral/natural soap (baby shampoo, Dr. Bronners, natural detergent)
  • (1) pot & lid
  • (1) steamer basket or cheese cloth (tied or rubber banded onto handles to create hammock)
  • stove or heat source

The first step to natural dye is to scour & mordant your fabric. If you are using a bundle dye kit, your scrunchie has been pre-scoured and mordanted

To scour is to clean your fabric from any impurities. To learn more about this step you can purchase our ebook here.

To mordant your fabric is to prepare it to receive dye. It is the most important step! Mordanting looks like soaking your fabric in a mineral salt bath so that it is ready to accept color. Mordants insure you get a long lasting and vibrant color. To learn more about mordanting, check out my ebook on natural dye here.

Step 1: wet your scrunchie completely and spread it out on a clean surface

Step 2: place your dye material on one half of the scrunchie

Step 3: fold the other half of the scrunchie over so that your plant material is sandwiched between the fabric

Step 4: spread more plant material on top of your folded scrunchie

Step 5: start to roll scrunchie into a log like shape

Step 6: fold roll in half & secure with twine by wrapping around several times

Place bundle into steam basket or cheese cloth and steam with the lid on for 30 minutes

Flip every 10 minutes, making sure your bundle remains wet. Pour water over the bundle if you see it getting dry. 

After the 30 minutes, place bundle on a clean towel or let sit in the steamer until it cools. I suggest waiting 30 minutes to cool.

The last step will be to unwrap your bundle and see the beautiful scrunchie your just dyed!

Wash your scrunchie with a natural soap like a natural laundry soap or diluted castile soap. Learn more about caring for naturally dyed items here.

Hang to dry :) 

To learn more about natural dyes and bundle dyeing, purchase our eBook here :)

We would love to see how your scrunchie projects turn out! Tag us on instagram @lailatextiles