My linen table runner started off as a cream color. After my purchase, I realized that I buy a lot of white flowers and would prefer a brightly colored table runner instead. So, I ransacked my cabinets and refrigerator to find an effective, natural way to dye my table runner. Found it.
The Natural Dye
1 tbsp. of turmeric
¼ tsp. of smoked paprika
The Dye Process
Fill a stock pot halfway with water.
Add the turmeric and paprika to the water.
Bring the spice/water mixture to a boil for 5 minutes.
Add your clean, wet fabric to the pot.
Let the fabric simmer lightly on low heat for 10-20 minutes.
Remove the fabric from the pot and place in a large bowl.
Rinse the fabric with cold water for a few minutes. You can also let the fabric sit in the cold water for 10-15 minutes.
Remove the fabric from the water, wring out the excess water and let the fabric air dry.
Once the fabric is completely dry, iron the fabric.