The Love of Colour Kits
The Love of Colour Kits
6 in stock
The Love of Colour is a line of beginner natural dye kits, created for folks who would like to try Natural Dyeing for the first time, without a huge investment in supplies. Each kit contains the pre-measured ingredients for a specific process, along with detailed instructions which are aimed at an absolute beginner.
Packaged in a sturdy, recyclable kraft paper box which has been silk screened by hand, they are graphic, giftable and easy to merchandise. Made by hand by a small team in Toronto, Canada.
Indigo: The Indigo Kit is the one that began it all, and is still by far our most popular. Contains the pre-measured ingredients to create one organic indigo vat, with which you can dye fabric, yarn, garments, home goods and more in gorgeous shades of blue. The indigo is 100% plant based and the process is nothing short of magical, as you watch the fibres turn from green to blue as they oxidize. Comes with detailed instructions aimed at an absolute beginner, which guide the user step by step.
Indigo Block Print: The only one of their kits that is not meant for absolute beginners. The Indigo Blockprinting Kit is geared towards folks who are already natural dyers, but would like to learn a new technique. Contains the ingredients to create an indigo paste that can be stamped, painted or printed onto fabric, as well as the ingredients to create the baths to fix the dye to the cloth. The paste can be applied freehand, with stencils, blocks and more, and can be used on fabric, garments and home goods. Complete with detailed instructions aimed at someone new to the technique.
Natural Dye Kit: Our second most popular kit, the Natural Dye Kit guides you through the process of mordant dyeing, the most common type of dyeing with plants. It contains the pre-measured mordants and four different dyestuffs. Enough to dye a yard of fabric, a ball of wool, or an adult t-shirt, in each of the four shades - pink, purple, orange and yellow. Can be used to dye either solid or tie dye. Complete with detailed instructions geared towards an absolute beginner and take the mystery out of where to to begin on a journey with natural dyes.
Clay Resist: The Clay Resist Kit, which has had a recent surge in popularity - it's batik’s cooler, easier cousin - you create a clay paste which you can apply to fabric or garment and it acts as a resist to the dye. But unlike batik, there is no hot or messy wax to deal with, and when you’re finished dyeing, you simply rinse the clay paste off with water. Uniquely formulated to work with indigo only, this kit is best sold alongside the indigo kit. The paste can be applied freehand, with stencils, blocks and more, and can be used on fabric, garments and home goods. Complete with detailed instructions aimed at an absolute beginner.