Natural Dye Kit for begginers - Pre-measured ingredients for learning how to dye with natural dyes on fabric or yarn

Natural Dye Kit for begginers - Pre-measured ingredients for learning how to dye with natural dyes on fabric or yarn




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  • Materials: Alum, Gallnut, Cochineal, Logwood, Madder, Osage

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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, linen, rayon, hemp, bamboo, etc) or animal (i.e. wool, silk, cashmere, alpaca).

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.

Please note that the dyed fibres in the photos are not included. They are there to show you what colours you can expect to achieve with the dye.



90 g alum
30g gallnut
15g logwood
15g osage
15g madder
7g cochineal

Buy as a bundle with our other two beginner natural dye kits for 10% off and free shipping:

Or make a rainbow with natural dyes:

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!§ion_id=28391891


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Courtney Sep 4, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this kit! Easy to use - took all the intimidation out of the process. Highly recommend!

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kwokjenny110 Aug 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

My son and I had so much fun with this kit. We made tie dye shirts and dish towels. It comes with detailed instructions in a cute little box. I also went online for more tips and tutorial. That is also super helpful! The package also came quickly, given that I live in the States. I will definitely do this again!

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gracedilger Dec 12, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Love this dye kit! The instructions were easy and the colors came out lovely.

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Elizabeth Krahl Oct 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Second time purchasing this! It is so easy and fun. I purchase organic white onesies for my twin daughters and then use this to make the most beautiful dyed tops and I do little socks too! I get so many compliments.

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