Natural Dye Kit Cochineal & Ground Madder Root (pink and orange) + Good Tee Unisex
Looking for something fun, guilt-free and creative to do? We’ve got a really GOOD project for you. Introducing our natural dye kit, complete with a Good Tee, gives the beginner dyer a perfect introduction into the beauty and wonder of creating colour from nature and customizing your own unique t-shirt. The best part about this, is it’s sustainable, a guilt-free project, with minimal environmental impact.
- A t-shirt in any size you need with rubber bands. Comprehensive instructions in the kit will take you through the step by step process of preparing your fibres and dyeing with these dried dyestuffs.
- Included are the ingredients to dye around 2-3 medium adult t-shirts. To purchase additional tees, will be 50% discount automatic at checkout.
- 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.
- Ground madder root (rubia tinctoria) for lovely peachy orange shades, and Cochineal (dactylopius coccus) for pink.
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.
35 g alum, 25g gallnut, 15g madder, 7g cochineal
I had fun doing my very own tie dye, especially seeing the results 😁 I did a lot of preparation, looking up tie dye techniques, deciding which colours to use, reading the directions carefully. I did all the mordanting the day before dyeing to break up the tasks. It is a lengthy process but so worth it! Plus it feels great knowing the ingredients are all natural. I bought the purple/yellow and pink/orange kits. The purple and pink came out beautifully! I didn't use the orange (madder root) yet, and the yellow result was good. I think I didn't soak my fabric in the yellow dye for long enough or hot enough, but I'm still happy with it. Totally recommend! Just know what you're getting into :)
All I have to say is three words. wow! wow! Wow!!! thank you sew much for your feedback it means alot!