Purple and Lime Solar Kit & Colours of the World Book
Create rich exciting lightfast colours using nothing but the power of the sun and time to do the dyeing. Watch the colours develop in your solar pot as the colours slowly intermingle and create new shades.
Solar Kits are kilner jars of bejewelled colour filled with natural dyes, fibres and water. The heat, even the mild heat from the sun in North Wales, works its magic over time to dye the fibres the rich subtle colours of natural dyes. Pots are multi-cloured layers so fibres, fabrics or yarns are dyed multi-cloured too. I have been developing this technique for nearly 15 years now and year on year have found the dyes which dye well at low temperatures, and which give exciting colour mixes. All the kits come from this experience.
In the Solar Dye kit you will find 50g Logwood chips, a piece of muslin to tie the chips into, 50g Dyers Camomile (grown and carefully harvested in North Wales), and rusty nails. Full instructions along with the mordant (fixative).
You will need:
- You will need 1.8 or 2 litre kilner jar
- Between 50g and 100g of Wool and Silk fibres, or yarns
- An old jam jar or tin to disolve the mordant in, a stick to stir it with and a jug for water.
Colours of the World Eco Dyeing Book
Colours of the World Eco Dyeing covers my innovative approach to natural dyeing that minimises the effect on the environment by utllising solar energy, or no heat, minimal or natural plant mordants and an organic indigo vat using fruit sugar and lime. It covers a variety of techniques such as solar dyeing, fermentation vats and dyeing directly with plant materials such Japanese Indigo to get a turquoise. This is the book for those who want to dye but make strong lightfast colours while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint and making minimal impact on the environment
Each book is A4 comb-bound with hand painted cover, so will vary from the photograph.
Please note the colours obtained may vary from those shown as different waters can subtly change dye colours. This kit is not suitable for children under the age of 14.
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