For thousands of years, humans have relied on plants to make dyes and paints that beautify our homes, clothing, and everyday objects.
Red cabbage is one of these plants and depending on the ingredients we add to our dye baths, we can achieve a wide range of violet hues. This happens because red cabbage is a pH indicator, which measures the saltiness or sourness of chemicals.
Red cabbage makes a fugitive dye, so you will need to add a mordant (alum and cream of tartar) if you want the color to stick long-term. Also, keep your final product away from direct sunlight.
Watch the episode entitled CREATE to see the process, then report back here with your results! I'd love to see what you dyed!