Hot Compost Dyeing

We make a 20 day hot compost system

on our property where we practice permaculture.

I have experimented dyeing with our hot compost system with pleasing results.

The Community Composting paid a visit into our stall and

opened the possibility of using their system for dyeing.

I can hot compost dye on a weekly basis now.

We have wwoofers (willing workers for organic farms) who benefit from

participating in the weekly turning of the community composting.

 

Benefits of using the natural process of turning food scraps into soil to dye natural fabrics are:

  • Save on electricity and gas

  • Slow, steady heat creates beautiful clear colours and patterns

  • A collaboration of local skills

bundles

paper

string

plants rolled in fabric 

and covered with paper

time

for

bed

for best results

bundles are placed near

the top of the compost  

magic

blanket

80  percent of soil

is made up of either

living or dead organisms

these organisms create heat 

time

to

wakeup

carefully picking up the bundle

Unwind

transformed

Forest

Floor

Paper

 paper touched by colour

Heat

turns

into fire

seeing the surprise the first time

Travelling Lite

A:   109 Lud Valley Road, Hira, 7170 New Zealand

T:   +64  27 545 2176

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