Natural Dyeing Kits, Yarns

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If you want to dye your own yarns with natural dyes but the mordanting puts you off, then here is a solution. We have done the first bit for you and mordanted the yarn in alum, the most commonly used mordant. Mordanting the yarn first produces a better colour and greatly improves the colour- and light-fastness of the dye. Choose from a selection of yarns from chunky to 4 ply, all in 100% wool.

The kit contains:

  • two 50 gram skeins of yarn mordanted in alum
  • 50 grams of weld (yellow), 5 grams calcium carbonate (chalk for using with weld), 10 grams madder powder (reds and rust brown), 30 grams annatto (golden yellows) and 50 grams walnut husks (browns).
  • a piece of muslin for straining the dyestuff
  • plus instructions. 

These kits are prepared to order so please allow up to 10 working days for your order to be processed. If you want it speedily please get in touch and we will do our best to fulfil your requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: You must not use pans which are used for cooking food when dyeing with this kit.