With all of this water we've been talking about, we are going to need something to put it in and use it. Fortunately the art of eco dyeing exists in a world just made for re-purposing (recycling if you like). Many items you have lying around can suddenly find a new life and uses in eco dyeing. Whether it is an old enameled canning kettle, a cast iron cauldron formerly used for washing clothes or scalding hogs, or one gallon glass jars that used to hold pickles; all of these things find their place in this wonderful form of natural dyeing. Let your imagination run free in trying to re-purpose items around you.
Some of the things that you use to make dyes will need to be cooked using a heat source. Some of them can be Solar cooked. You may want to dye large amounts of fabric or just make a test sample. There are everyday things just waiting to be re-used for these purposes.
If you do not have a collection of these items on hand, there is no need to rush out and buy expensive pots or kettles. Visit your local thrift or charity store. You can find many treasures and help a worthy cause at the same time. Canning jars, flower vases, crockery, mixing bowls all become your helpers in eco dyeing.