Looking for something fun, guilt-free and creative to do? Then the natural dye kit, complete with a Tee, gives the beginner dyer a perfect introduction into the beauty and wonder of creating colour from nature and customizing an unique toddler t-shirt. The best part about this, is it’s sustainable, a guilt-free project, with minimal environmental impact.
- A toddler t-shirt in any size required. Included are the ingredients to dye around 3- 4 t-shirts. T
- Alum (a food safe ingredient made of potassium aluminum sulfate) as the mordant(for colourfast), and Gallnut, tannin powder made from the galls formed on oak trees, for pre-mordanting.
- 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