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News - July 2009

New natural dyeing kits

The new Indigo & Woad Natural Dye Kit from DT Craft & Design contains 25g Earthues indigo extract, 10g Hue & Dye woad extract, 100g thiourea dioxide and 125g sodium carbonate. It's enough to dye 1kg of yarn fibre or fabric and at only 10 saves you 1.40 on buying the items individually. Better still it comes with a free accessory pack (gloves, apron, measuring spoon) and full instructions.

The Natural Dyeing Starter Kit from DT Craft & Design comes with 10g each of Earthues lac, madder and fustic dye extracts and our own Hue & Dye logwood purple and teal extracts. These trial sizes are only available in the starter kit and at 16 the kit offers an ideal introduction to natural dyeing. The kit comes with 125g of alum and 25g of aluminium acetate mordants (enough to dye 500g of plant fibre and 500g of animal fibre) as well as 100g of ferrous sulphate to use as a colour modifier. As with all of our dye kits the Natural Dyeing Starter Kit also includes an accessory pack (gloves, apron, measuring spoon) and full instructions.

The Natural Dyeing Delxue Kit from DT Craft & Design includes standard 25g sizes of of Earthues lac, madder and fustic dye extracts and our own Hue & Dye logwood purple and teal extracts. It comes with 250g of alum and 50g of aluminium acetate mordants (enough to dye 1kg of plant fibre and 1kg of animal fibre), four colour modifiers (100g ferrous sulphate, 100g copper sulphate, 125g citric acid and 125g sodium carbonate) and a pack of universal indicator pH papers. The kit costs 32 which saves you over 4 on the individual selling prices of the items and has a free accessory pack (gloves, apron, measuring spoon) and full instructions.

If you were lucky enough to make it to Woolfest this year (or if you've read our news story about the show) you'll know we launched some new products in Cockermouth this year.

All of the new products are available by telephone or post and you can find them in the latest edition of our catalogue (please click here to download our latest catalogue) but we're also working hard to get them on to the website as soon as possible.

The first of the new products is our Indigo & Woad Natural Dye Kit. The kit comes with 25g Earthues indigo extract, 10g Hue & Dye woad extract, 100g thiourea dioxide and 125g sodium carbonate. It's enough to dye 1kg of yarn fibre or fabric and at only £10 saves you £1.40 on buying the items individually. Better still it comes with a free accessory pack (gloves, apron, measuring spoon) and full instructions.

We've also updated the colour palettes in our natural dyeing starter and deluxe kits so you can produce a wider range of colours.

Our Natural Dyeing Starter Kit now comes with 10g each of Earthues lac, madder and fustic dye extracts and our own Hue & Dye logwood purple and teal extracts. These trial sizes are only available in the starter kit and at £16 the kit offers an ideal introduction to natural dyeing. The kit comes with 125g of alum and 25g of aluminium acetate mordants (enough to dye 500g of plant fibre and 500g of animal fibre) as well as 100g of ferrous sulphate to use as a colour modifier. As with all of our dye kits the Natural Dyeing Starter Kit also includes an accessory pack (gloves, apron, measuring spoon) and full instructions.

Our Natural Dyeing Deluxe Kit includes standard 25g sizes of of Earthues lac, madder and fustic dye extracts and our own Hue & Dye logwood purple and teal extracts. It comes with 250g of alum and 50g of aluminium acetate mordants (enough to dye 1kg of plant fibre and 1kg of animal fibre), four colour modifiers (100g ferrous sulphate, 100g copper sulphate, 125g citric acid and 125g sodium carbonate) and a pack of universal indicator pH papers. The kit costs £32 which saves you over £4 on the individual selling prices of the items and has a free accessory pack (gloves, apron, measuring spoon) and full instructions.

For more details or to order one of our natural dyeing kits please click here and watch our news pages for more new products over the next few days!

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