The Green Pot

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 kit are the dyes to create blues, green and turquoises and the mordant (fixative for natural dyes). Full instructions and kits are all packed in an environmentally friendly brown bag. This kit is most suitable for wool.

This kit contains Saxon Blue , a dye made from indigo. which I make carefully from high quality natural indigo in my own North Wales studio. This dye is acidic so not suitable for children under fourteen. Please follow instructions carefully as well as wearing gloves to avoid staining.

You will need:

  • You will need 1.8 or 2 litre kilner jar
  • Between 50g and 100g of Wool fibres or yarns

This kit is not suitable for children under the age of 14. Final colours may vary. 

Category:

£17.50

10 in stock

Additional information

Weight .180 kg
Dimensions 30 x 15 x 5 cm