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Supply Kits for Virtual Dyeing with Nature Workshop
Supply Kits for Virtual Dyeing with Nature Workshop
Supply Kits for Virtual Dyeing with Nature Workshop

Supply Kits for Virtual Dyeing with Nature Workshop

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These kits were created for my virtual "Dyeing with Nature" workshop, but you can purchase just the supplies and work on your own with the written syllabus. 

In the class, booked seperately, you'll have access to 3+ hours of HD film of process, explanation and demonstration, organized into 14 video sessions. The class is structured so you can take as a week intensive or throughout the month, or longer! Each session requires about an hour or two a day. 

The supplies come with a pdf of the class syllabus, so it is possible to create without booking the virtual workshop. But much of the info may be confusing without the visual help, and there is a ton of extra information when you watch the class

For the class you will need a bunch of materials and equipment.  But I have listed "necessary" with no marking, "recommended" with a star  and "optional" with two stars. Please note that some "on budget" dye stuff options are not lightfast and have a very low saturation of color, but it can be a good place to start! You can always grab better dyes once you have a better grasp on the process.

Both size options come with the same materials, but different amounts. The "Micro Kit" you should be able to dye about 9oz of fiber. The "Mega Kit" about 3 pounds of fiber.

1oz =1 cotton bandana        1lb = 1 yard medium weight fabric



Dyes (included  in kit)

Marigold Dye 

(substitution in lesser strength: turmeric, onion skins)

Sappanwood (Brazilwood) Dye

(may also use Cochineal or Lac) 

(substitution in MUCH lesser strength: red cabbage)

Myrobalan Dye 

(may also use Acorns, Black Walnut, Sumac, Oak, Pomegranate skin, etc.) 

(substitution in lesser strength: black tea)


Modifiers and Assists (included  in kit)

*Calcium carbonate: chalk (substitution in lesser strength: TUMS)

*Potassium bitartrate: cream o’ tartar

Sodium carbonate: soda ash (substitution in lesser strength: baking soda)

Citric Acid  (substitutions in lesser strength: vinegar, citrus zest)

Ferrous Sulfate (substitutions: rusty objects or iron supplement pills)


Fabric Preparation (included  in kit)

Aluminum Potassium Sulfate

Calcium Acetate (or actual Alum Acetate, or Sodium Acetate)

Organic Soy Beans


Suggested Supplies (optional, additional purchase)


*Synthrapol Washing Agent

**Fabric Softener

**pH strips

*Thickening Agent (gum arabic, guar gum, etc)


Equipment (needed)

*Small Non-Reactive Pot

Medium-Large Non-Reactive Pot

1-*2 Burners

Strainer Etc

Filter ie. mesh, tshirt, stockings, muslin 

Blender (food use one is fine)

Spoon or Tongs

Measuring Spoons

Pail or Bucket

Bin or Dish

*Scale for grams/ounces