We specialize in offering all natural, non-toxic, plant-based dyes and coloured dyes. We also offer workshops on how to use ancient and modern techniques for bringing out the brightest blues, most vibrant greens, and exciting reds for your textile projects. Textiles have been a fundamental part of human life since the beginning of civilization, and the methods and materials used to make them have expanded enormously, while the functions of textiles have remained the same. The Industrial Revolution was a revolution of textiles technology: the cotton gin, the spinning jenny, and the power loom mechanized production and led to the Luddite rebellion. Learn unique techniques for creating custom and vibrant colors.
Can a store be more than just a place to buy supplies? Absolutely! Our staff is always on hand to ask questions about what products are best for your project. We also offer workshops and a small gallery for our customers to show their work.
WHAT OUR DYES CAN DO: These are NOT for 100% polyester or 100% acrylic fabric/material. Our Fabric Dye is created for most washable fabrics (example: cotton, linen, silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, wool and viscose). Blends are dyeable if the majority of your fabric is made of a 'suitable fabric' (example: 65% cotton 35% polyester).
PREPARE FABRIC BEFORE: Wash fabric so it is clean & damp before dyeing and for best results always do a fabric test before and adjust amount as needed.
HOW TO MAKE DIFFERENT COLOURS: Darker colours use more dye, you can make pastels (with any colour) by using less dye.
HOW MUCH TO USE: Use 55g for 1 pound (454g), of cotton, linen, silk, spandex & viscose; use 110g for 1 pound (454g), of nylon, acetate, rayon & wool; double the usual amount for dark or bright colours.