Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kit

The Love of Colour

Natural Dye Kit

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The world of natural dyes is vast and varied, and this kit gives the beginner dyer a perfect introduction into the beauty and wonder of creating colour from nature.

Included are the ingredients to dye around 4 metres of lightweight fabric, or around 600g of yarn, light to medium shades of pink, orange, yellow and purple.  In other words, you will be able to dye 1 metre each of the four colours, for a total of 4 metres.  Small garments or other items can also be used - it is up to you!

The dyes can only be used to dye natural fibres, not synthetic, but can be used with either plant (i.e. cotton) or animal (i.e. wool or silk).

In order to be colourfast, fibres must first be mordanted, or treated with a soluble metal.  Plant (cellulose) fibres such as cotton must also be treated with a tannin.

This kit includes alum (a foodsafe ingredient made of potassium aluminum sulfate) as the mordant, and tannin powder made from the galls formed on oak trees.

It also contains logwood chips (haematoxylon campechianum), which yield gorgeous soft purples, osage sawdust (maclura pomifera) for yellow, ground madder root (rubia tinctoria) for lovely peachy orange shades, and cochineal (dactylopius coccus) for pink.

Comprehensive instructions in the kit will take you through the step by step process of preparing your fibres and dyeing with these dried dyestuffs.

 

Contents:  90 g alum, 30g gallnut, 15g logwood, 15g osage, 15g madder, 7g cochineal

  

Looking for things to dye? Visit the Blanks for Dyeing section if our shop to find white and unbleached fabric, yarn, and small accessories, all ready to dye!

 

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Great

Arrived on time and well packaged. Can’t wait to try it out!

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Michelle
excellent

Came quickly, adorable little box, great instructions, what more could you ask for!

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Michelle
looks great

Came quickly. Exactly what I was looking for. Can’t wait to use it on some yarn!

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Kate
good starter kit

We haven’t used the kit, but have been so curious to dye with plants we could find around here. This looks less intimidating and a great way to introduce myself and kids to more wonders of our plant friends. Thanks!

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Irma
beginner

I have just used this for sample dyeing, because I’m a beginner :) but this really soaks up the colour for really nice solid color.