Natural Dyeing: Purple Cabbage Outcome

It has been a while since I have experimented with natural dyeing. I had a head of purple cabbage in the freezer, just waiting to be used. I finally took it out, let it defrost in an old container, added a little water, and let it be for about a day.

Before this, I prepped unbleached natural cotton fabric in an alum bath and let it dry completely. Then I wrapped it up, not really caring what pattern it would form, dunked it in cabbage and let it stay in the fridge for a day or two. 

Next, I thoroughly hand washed the fabric until the water turned clear(ish)

I decided to make a basic top with it and I am very happy with the results.

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