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MAMA JUDE'S PLANT DYED STUFF

Pine Lake, Georgia · 2650 Sales

mamajudes

MAMA JUDE'S PLANT DYED STUFF

Pine Lake, Georgia 2650 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1777)

Announcement   Heading to the PIne Lake Breakfast with Santa Show! It's just in the morning, so the shop will look a bit bare until later in the afternoon. Thanks for stoppin' by!

Welcome to Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff!!! I love working with natural plant dyes and natural fibers! The natural colors look alive, and I feel they have harmonizing and healing properties as well. Wood chips, nut hulls, flowers, and plants are my dye materials of choice. They can often be reused, and they make good mulch when I'm done. I think that each plant or tree has its own individual colors to share. I work in small batches and often let the dyes speak to me--blending dyes and over-dyeing to create unique, one-of-a-kind colors and colorways. I photograph items out of doors in natural light and do my best to represent colors accurately. Thanks for taking the time to look at my stuff!!

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Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

Heading to the PIne Lake Breakfast with Santa Show! It's just in the morning, so the shop will look a bit bare until later in the afternoon. Thanks for stoppin' by!

Welcome to Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff!!! I love working with natural plant dyes and natural fibers! The natural colors look alive, and I feel they have harmonizing and healing properties as well. Wood chips, nut hulls, flowers, and plants are my dye materials of choice. They can often be reused, and they make good mulch when I'm done. I think that each plant or tree has its own individual colors to share. I work in small batches and often let the dyes speak to me--blending dyes and over-dyeing to create unique, one-of-a-kind colors and colorways. I photograph items out of doors in natural light and do my best to represent colors accurately. Thanks for taking the time to look at my stuff!!

Judy Forster

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5 out of 5 stars
(1777)
Brandy Hange

Brandy Hange on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful colors and my daughter looks adorable in it. Judy was very kind in letting me add to my order after I placed it. I also got kinder felt which I love and is so soft with gorgeous colors. Shipping was fast as well.

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About

Journal of a Plant Dye Goddess in Training...

What can I say--I love color, and I love nature. Plant dyes are where the two seem to cross for me. I've been working with plant dyes for over 20 years now, and I never tire of them. The colors are unique and vibrant, and they come from renewable resources. My work as a Waldorf Handwork teacher gave me the opportunity to hone these skills and learn new techniques over many years. When I stepped away from teaching full-time, several folks said, "Well, you're going to open a plant dye business now, right?" The rest is history.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 26, 2014
ABOUT THESE PLANT DYED ITEMS...

Plant dyes provide rich, vibrant colors that come directly from nature. Like natural fibers (such as wool, cotton, silk, or linen), they are a sustainable, renewable resource. Many of these colors last a long time. (Think of some of the tapestries you might see in a museum.) Over the years, some of these colors may gently mellow. I feel that these shades are equally beautiful. Please keep in mind that any item, even commercially dyed items like T-shirts, will fade from continued exposure to direct sunlight.

Plant dyed items last best with a bit of special care. In the case of dolls, hats, and other toys, I suggest surface washing when necessary. Silk scarves or items knitted, crocheted or woven from plant dyed yarns can be washed separately by hand. Cold water is best. I use a mild dish soap or mild detergent to wash my own items and avoid soaps with enzymes. Sometimes soaps with enzymes can alter the ph of a plant dyed item and change the color.

All my supplies--yarns, felt, silks, etc--are thoroughly rinsed after the dying process, and I usually use Ecover fabric softener to smooth down the fibers on plant dyed yarns. I hope you enjoy the colors. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments.

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Payment
I accept Paypal and credit cards through Paypal. If you need to pay with another option, please contact me.
Shipping
I ship First Class Mail through the United States Postal Service. I try to ship within a day or two of sales. If you need something sent out immediately, please let me know, and I will do my best to accomodate you.

I love shipping with the United States Postal Service. So far, the USPS has served me well, and I am grateful. International buyers should be aware that shipping can take longer. Most International shipping has been great for me (about a week to Europe), but I do know that it takes 6 weeks for items to arrive at their destination in South Africa, and I once had a package go to France instead of Italy (and it said ITALY all over the box--go figure!)

If you live in the United States and would like to upgrade to Priority Mail, you can do so for additional cost--actual cost of shipping. Orders over $85 will be upgraded to priority automatically. You can convo me or add a message to seller thorugh Etsy or Paypal and I will ship Priority Mail same day or next day if possible. Please convo with questions.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will gladly grant a refund or exchange items within 30 days if you are not satisfied.
Additional policies and FAQs
DISCOUNT PRICING--Discount pricing available for Waldorf schools or homeschool groups with a minimum order. Contact me for pricing information.

MY LOVE OF PLANT DYES--I love working with natural plant dyes and natural fibers! The colors look alive, and I feel they have soothing, healing properties as well. Wood chips, nut hulls, flowers, and plants are my dye materials of choice. They can often be reused, and they make good mulch when I'm done. I think that each plant or tree has their own individual colors to share. I work in small batches and often let the dyes speak to me--blending dyes and overdying to create unique, one-of-a-kind colors and colorways. I photograph items out of doors in natural light and do my best to represent colors accurately. Thanks for taking the time to look at my stuff!