The kit is ideal for learning to dye wool (fibre, yarn or fabric) using the equipment you already have in your kitchen. The dyeing is carried out using very concentrated food colours so is safe to do in your kitchen. There’s no need to wear a mask or buy dedicated pots and utensils to try out dyeing.
Kit includes very concentrated food colour, enough to dye approximately 1KG of wool.
No special equipment is needed. Use what’s already in your kitchen to dye.
Kit includes a detailed 16 page instruction booklet. Illustrated with photography throughout, it gives an overview of the dyeing process and detailed instructions for dyeing in: a microwave, an oven and a slow cooker.
Contents of instruction booklet:
- About the dyes (page 2)
- Glossary (page 2)
- Kit contents and additional materials (page 3)
- Dyeing overview (page 4-5)
- Preparing wool for dyeing (page 6)
- Oven dyeing (page 8-9)
- Microwave dyeing (page 10-11)
- Slow cooker (page 12-13)
- Tips and information (pages 14-15)
Kit includes three primary colours, selected so that you can dye a colourful rainbow.
The food colours can be mixed and blended to create a wide spectrum of colours.
Kit includes 100g British Blue Faced Leicester DK yarn to get you started dyeing.
Just add vinegar (you’ll need 80ml of distilled white vinegar to dye 100g of wool).
Hand-dyed wool may not be as lightfast as commercially dyed wool - please keep finished items out of direct sunlight.
I have been spinning wool into yarn for over seven years, and dyeing wool to spin for nearly as long. My favourite way to dye wool is with artificial food colours. They are easy to use, produce good strong colours, and are a very spontaneous way of dyeing. I can dye the wool in my kitchen without any special equipment and without needing to undertake any special preparation (such as using a mask to prevent me breathing in dust or clearing up all traces of the dyeing prior to preparing food). The dyes are food safe, and therefore, other than usual hygiene when preparing food, there’s no need for special considerations when using food colours to dye wool.
I've selected three lovely colours for the kits and written a 16 page booklet detailing how to dye using the food colours. The booklet includes written step-by-step instructions with photographs for three methods of dyeing with food colour in your kitchen (slow cooker, oven and microwave).
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