A few months ago, Maggie's husband accidentally knocked a cup of coffee into her dresser drawer. A black and white shirt got most of the damage, and after washing it unsuccessfully we were pretty sure that we only had a couple of options: try to remove the coffee stains with some Homemade Stain Remover or toss it in the trash. But then we came across a wonderful idea from Delighted Momma: using the spice turmeric to dye fabric! While that crafty Momma actually used this method to tie dye, we thought it might be the perfect solution to covering up those stains and giving new life to this old shirt! (The stains don't show up very well in the picture below, but trust us! They are there! On the front, back, and collar of the shirt! Ugh!)
What You Need:
- 3-4 Tablespoons turmeric
- large pot
- fabric (in this case a stained shirt)
Once you are happy with the color, rinse it in cold water until the water runs clear. We then decided to throw it in the wash to see how the color held up. After washing it with a dark load in cold water and drying it the color was AMAZING! It hadn't faded and was a brilliant yellow! LOVE IT!! And the stains don't show a bit!
Three cheers for natural fabric dye!