Today I’m scouring some cotton fabric in preparation for my natural dyeing workshop.  Scouring is the first step in dyeing cotton fabrics no matter what type of dyes you’re planning to use. The purpose is to remove all the chemicals that the industrial textile process has left in them. 

Here is a photo of the pot just after adding the white fabric. Looks pretty white and clean, right? The rinse water was tan colored.

Next step – mordant! Stay tuned.