1. Add the dried hibiscus petals to the pot. Add about 8 cups of water. You can add more or less depending on the amount of fabric. You will need enough water to cover the fabric.
2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat. Let the dye simmer for an hour.
3. Prepare the fabric. If you plan to soak the fabric in a fixative, this is the time to do it. I folded my fabric into a square bundle and secured with rubber bands. Add the bundles to the dye.
4. Let the bundles simmer for about an hour and then turn off the heat. Let the bundles cool in the dye bath.
5. When the dye bath has cooled, remove the bundles. Rinse the bundles under cool water and remove the rubber bands. Hang to dry. The color will lighten when dried.
Try experimenting with other spices, plants and fruit. You will be amazed at the different colors you can produce. Go crazy and mix up colors! Try dyeing your own scarves, napkins and tablecloths.
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