Dyeing Textiles–with Earthworms

Today’s Earthworm Moment is brought to you by NPR, India, and the traditional art of “ajrakh.” See Worms Land a Great Job Working with Gorgeous Indian Textiles to read more about how the lowly worm is helping to clean and filter toxic wastewater left over from making these beautiful block-printed fabrics so it can be reused. Sometimes the answer to tough problems is right in your own backyard.

More about the fascinating process of Ajrakh printing here.

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A 2014 Illinois Reads book, a Maine Chickadee Award finalist, and a Junior Library Guild selection

A 2014 Illinois Reads book, a Maine Chickadee Award finalist, and a Junior Library Guild selection