Heres what you will need:
- A pot and water
- whatever you choose to dye.
- and Of Course.......Strawberries.
*SN: Measurements aren't given because honestly, there's no need for them, there is no RIGHT way to do this ,but If wish to repeat this dye job again, plan on testing colors, or will use this for professional work, write down your measurements to guarantee the same outcome & color.*
Bring your salt water to a boil , add your fabric to the pot and bring it to a simmer for 30 mins.
Mash your strawberries. Mash them until you have a good amount of starwberry "juices"
After the 30 mins, remove your fabric and ring it out.
While the pot is still hot add your strawberries. Some people choose to strain it, so you don't have to pick our your chucks of leftover strawberries. I dont have strainer and I'm lazy. I've done this many times and leaving the strawberries in the mix helps me achieve a richer color.
Stir you mixture and add a little vinegar, as well as a pinch of salt. Vinegar and salt help lock in the dye. If you chose to not strain it, remove your strawberry chunks now, they should have lost their color and should be white.
You have 2 options now: you give leave your mixture in the fridge for 24 hours and add your fabric in the next day OR you can add your fabric in now then leave it in the fridge for 24 hours.
Remove your dye and fabric from the fridge. Wash off all excess strawberries from your fabric.
Enjoy! Your piece should be a tone of pink, depending on how many strawberries and how much water you put in your mixture!