The Purple and Lime 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 you will find 50g Logwood chips, a piece of muslin to tie the chips into, 50g Dyers Chamomile (grown and carefully harvested in North Wales), and rusty nails. Full instructions along with the mordant (fixative) and assitant are all packed in an environmentally friendly brown bag.

You will need:

  • 1.8 or 2 litre kilner jar
  • Between 50g and 100g of Wool and Silk fibres, or yarns
  • Old jam jar, or jug (not to be used later for cooking) to dissolve the mordant in.

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



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