My favorite material to dye (other than yarn) is cotton flour sack towels. These are seriously the absolute best kitchen towels I’ve ever used. They are super absorbent and they take the natural dye beautifully.
Since I don’t want to just dye brown kitchen towels (boring), I decided to dye these towels with two different shibori fabric dyeing techniques: Itajime and Suji or Triangle and Accordion Folding.
I also decided to use an iron modifier to see if there would be a shift in the final dye color. This part is totally optional. If you don’t have any iron liquid made, just skip that part. (To learn more about making an iron modifier, see my post at www.FiberArtsy.com/how-to-ecoprint-on-paper/)
Flour Sack Towels
Acorns (4 or 5 cups at least)
Cook Pot dedicated to dyeing**
Iron Modifier (optional)
Plastic Table Cover
** Do not use your regular pots and pans for dyeing projects. They may no longer be safe for food preparation. If you do a lot of yarn or fabric dyeing, head to your local thrift shop and pick up some cheap pots and pans.