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Best way to preserve pokeberry dye?

 
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Just wondering what people recommend as the best way to fix pokeberry dye on clothes.  I'm in love with the brilliant magenta stain it gives and my kids and I had fun making a tie-dye t-shirt with some of the berries last summer.  I know most natural dyes fade or go muddy so I still have it in the laundry room until I know if there's a best way to preserve the gorgeous color.  :)  

I was thinking that we could just take it as a fact of life that it will fade/change and just keep using new stuff to make a sort of ever-changing natural stain shirt, but I'd also love be able to use pokeberries to give new beauty to stained dishcloths and stuff like that, even if it's a paler version in the end.  Any experience?
 
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As a kid, I loved to play with pokeberries.  Every summer I just could not wait until the plant by our backdoor got the berries.

I would try dying something like a scrap piece of material for an experiment. Then after the scrap has dried soak it in one gallon of water with 1/4 cup table salt and one cup vinegar.  

I had heard or mordant though I did not know what it was:

https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/plant-based-mordants-ze0z1312zbla/
 
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Can you dry/dehydrate the berries and grind them into a powder?
 
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