Inspiration from the deepest, darkest depths of the forest led to the creation of this intensely rich brown tone. Some might say that Dark Brown is nature’s alternative to black. Dark brown trousers and tops work perfectly with other natural earthy shades and Dark Brown in your home gives instant warmth and depth.
1. Weigh dry fabric. Wash fabric thoroughly, even if new to remove stains or dressings which may not be visible to the eye and leave damp.
2. Wearing rubber gloves, dissolve dye in 1 litre / 2 pints of warm water stirring thoroughly.
3. Put 6 litres / 12 pints hottest tap water into a flat-bottomed bowl, or stainless steel sink.
4. Add 250g / 8oz of salt, stir well, and then add dye solution.
5. Put unfolded damp fabric into the bowl, dye for one hour. Agitate continually for first 15 minutes by squeezing the dye through the fabric and lifting out of the solution. Stir regularly for another 45 minutes, keeping fabric submerged.
6. Rinse in cold water until water runs clear, then wash separately in hot water using normal washing detergent. For wool and silk, rinse in lukewarm water.
7. Dry away from direct heat and sunlight.
8. Wash garment separately for first few washes to remove excess dye.