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Immersion Dye Kit - Organic Merino Yarn - Onion Skin Gold

Immersion Dye Kit - Organic Merino Yarn - Onion Skin Gold

Regular price $40.00 USD
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Create your own naturally dyed yarn! This kit features one of the few common kitchen scraps that is a potent and lasting natural dye: onion skins! The yellow onion skins in this kit are from an organic farm in Minnesota. The cheery and rich gold color they yield is a truly exciting result for beginning and seasoned natural dyers alike. Onion skin dye has good color fastness and is easy to extract. 

This limited edition kit invites you to enjoy the magic that happens when wool fibers are immersed in a rich, natural dye bath. You will learn how take your yarn through each step in the process, from scouring to mordanting to creating a dye bath and dyeing. The easy to follow instructions make this kit is a great introduction to naturally dyeing yarn.

Each kit is packaged in a cotton drawstring bag and includes: 

  • 100 gr/218 yds skein of undyed 4 ply worsted weight Organic Merino yarn
  • alum mordant
  • dye
  • tyvek band to keep your yarn tidy throughout the process
  • printed step by step instructions

To do the dye work, you will need:

  • Small pot
  • Tongs or spoon
  • Dish soap
  • Strainer (optional)
  • Thermometer (optional)
  • Rubber gloves (optional)

Safety note: Equipment used for dyeing should not be used for food preparation.

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