Lock down or no lock down – i believe me and we yarn artists are all fans of yarn and icing would be if we are all able to get the colors we have in mind as yarns to work on ! Dye Hard is a chronicle and series of experiments that I have conducted with natural dyeing. Wait here is the twist in the story ..!
I set myself some thumb rules for my dyeing experimentation
- No edible source for dyeing – i would rather feed the hungry
- No Potable water consumption
- Use of Rain water harvested
- Least amount of water to be consumed while dyeing
- No harsh chemicals
- Recycle the water used for dyeing
- Only and Only Sun drying for dyed yarns
Now if you are wondering why these thumb rules ?
- Textile Dyeing industry is one among the most polluting industry in the world
- Textile / Yarn dyeing industry uses substantial amount of water in its manufacturing processes used mainly in the dyeing and finishing operations of the plants, the constraints of water availability is having a huge impact on this industry
- Dyeing process involves a lot of effluents, unfortunately, most of these dyes escape conventional wastewater treatment processes and persist in the environment like, detergents, chemicals, soap , bleach etc.
- 15% of the population in India is under nourished
- C02 emissions and global warming is a subject all of us are most aware off
My ambition by this process is to eventually transition towards end to end “sustainable crocheting” and i will learn, document every aspect of my leanings
I set myself up for a journey that’s an uphill task , but believe me this really added colors to my lock down 1.0 , 2.0 and eternity…
My love yarn dyeing has only be taken to the next level. Are you excited to learn and join me in this journey ? Do leave your comments on what you thing of “sustainable crocheting”
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