Henna on Material

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zaudika
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Henna on Material

If this is the wrong forum, I apologize. I'm fairly new and still learning.

I'm experimenting with using henna on material and trying to find out the best material to stain and the best way for the stain to *stay* long term.

My biggest question is there a way to make the henna stain permanent enough that if it was washed by hand it will stay dark?    I'd like to do corners of tableclothes and napins, or blocks for quilts.  All of which would either be dry cleaned or hand wash. 

Thoughts?  Help?  Ideas? 

Thanks! :)

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Re: Henna on Material

If you apply henna to wool, silk or cotton, and iron it with a steam iron (plenty of steam and plenty of heat), the stain is permanent and will not budge even with repeated washings. 

 

zaudika
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Re: Henna on Material

Thank you! .. I appreciate that info.  :)

Nicole
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Re: Henna on Material

 There's already a thread on this topic :

http://forums.hennapage.com/node/769

I used Blurberrybuzz's recommended technique and had great success with it.  I don't use steam, just the iron :)  Hope this helps.

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