Yes, most of the fabric was dyed in a class that I took that taught how to dye the color wheel in cotton. I have almost used all the fabric up. I'd have an Art Cloth party with my girlfriends and we stenciled, painted, silk screen, stamped and basically had a blast doing it. The fabric becomes so stiff and perfect for all kinds of craft projects. I used it to make cuffs, brooches, and now this tote. Thanks for the nice comment. This tote is going to appeal to people who like Wearable Art.