An introduction to dyeing with natural dyes. The Fibrecrafts Natural Dye Kit is an ideal starter kit for learning how to dye your own fibres, yarns and fabrics with the colours from nature. This little cardboard box contains 50g each of Alkanet, Elderberries, Logwood, Marigold and Turmeric Natural Dyes, 4 mordants (Alum, Iron, Copper and Tin), 100g Cream of Tartar, a 100g hank of wool yarn, plus instructions for getting you started. Mordants are used to produce different colours from natural dyes and to help them bond to the fibre. Contents may vary slightly.
The Fibrecrafts Dye Kits have been tried and tested for over 30 years and are amongst the most popular products sold by George Weil.
There are a large number of blog posts tagged Natural Dyes which give further information about this technique