Today, my podcasting partner-in-crime and I braved the heat to head out to one of our local metro parks to take a lesson in tie-dying with natural dyes. The instructor went over how to make natural dyes (she suggested boiling 1 cup of your material with 1 quart water, then straining to make the dye), some plants that we can find in the wild to use as dye, and some things we can use from our refrigerator to make dyes. After this brief instruction we all had the opportunity to tie up our t-shirts and use the Rit dyes that were set up for us. And no, the irony was not lost on us either.
Most people brought t-shirts to dye. Mary brought some yarn (so did another woman I believe). I brought onesies. I rinsed them out with cold water when I got home and hung them out to dry but I'll definitely wash them before they're put away in the baby's dresser.