Plant Dye Kits
Everything you need to dye 50g of wool in 3 easy steps
Each kit costs £10
50g pack of clean white wool fleece £1
Fleece from Lleyn hybrid sheep, ecologically farmed by our neighbours at Jolly Farm
Yellow & Orange
These plant dyes all produce yellow and orange dyes, depending on pH. You can choose which colour you want as part of the dyeing process:
Dyer’s Coreopsis, Dahlia or Sulphur Cosmos
These plant dyes all contain flavinoids which produce a range of golden yellow dyes:
Dyer’s Chamomile or French Marigold
These plant dyes all contain luteolin which produces a range of bright, acid-yellow dyes:
Weld, Tansy or Dyer’s Greenweed
What’s In Our Dye Kits?
50 g of dried natural plant material, grown and harvested with care in our small dye-plant garden in South Devon. Enough to get a good strong colour on at least 50g of wool fleece or yarn
5 grams of Alum (potassium aluminium sulfate KAl(SO4)2), enough to mordant 50 grams of wool. This is a non-toxic natural mineral which has been used for many centuries and can even be found in some foods (additive ‘E522’)
With many years experience and research, we have developed reliable, straightforward methods for getting the best colours from plants. Based on rigorous research and avoiding the dubious ‘old wives tales’ repeated in many books and websites.