INTRO TO NATURAL DYE eBOOK + 7 NATURAL DYES + MORDANTS

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Learn to Natural Dye Bundle!
INTRO TO NATURAL DYE eBOOK +
SET OF 7 NATURAL DYES +
OPTION TO ADD:
ALUM &/OR IRON MORDANT

Learn to Natural Dye and add the beauty of rich, natural color to your life!

With everything you need to get started -- Intro to Natural Dye eBook, set of 7 natural dyes, plus option to add mordants -- you'll be natural dyeing in no time!

INCLUDED:

eBOOK

In this 48-color-filled-page eBook, "Intro to Natural Dye," the entire process, along with eco-friendly adaptations, are covered.

Sharing clear, concise directions, along with simple measurements and recipes, you'll feel confident to begin cooking with Nature's color.

NATURAL DYES

50 grams ANNATTO SEED
20 grams COCHINEAL *Fair Trade, Organic
20 grams CUTCH
50 grams HENNA
50 grams MADDER ROOT *Organic
40 grams OSAGE
40 grams of RED SANDALWOOD

MORDANTS (OPTIONAL):
150 or 300 grams ALUM
25 grams IRON


Basic history, color ranges and quantities for measurement are listed below.

NATURAL DYE DESCRIPTIONS:

50 grams ANNATTO SEED in Whole Form
Annatto is a seed from the Achiote Tree. It has been used to dye textiles for many thousands of years. It's also commonly found in many foods that are enhanced by its natural yellow, orange coloring. It has a deliciously sweet, natural fragrance.
Annatto dyes in cheerful, gorgeous shades of light to golden yellows, peachy-yellow-oranges and bolder oranges.
Annatto will go a long way. 50 grams will dye double its weight in fabric/fiber. The dye will continue to give color in gorgeous lighter shades at a lower ratio, depending on what shade of color you are looking for (dark, medium, lighter tones). To achieve a rich, dark color, use approximately .5 : 1 (weight of Annatto Seeds : weight of Dry Fabric).

20 grams COCHINEAL (insect) in Whole Form * Fair Trade, Organic
Cochineal is a natural dye harvested from the body of a tiny insect that lives on cacti. Cochineal has been used to dye textiles for thousands of years, and more recently (in the last few centuries) it's been used to make those bright, radiant pinks and reds in make-up, and to color foods.
Cochineal dyes in gorgeously rich shades of pinks, magentas, reds and purples.
Cochineal is a very potent dyestuff. 20 grams will dye a varied quantity of items, dependant on the weight of those items and what shade of color you are looking for (dark, medium, lighter tones). To achieve a rich, dark color, use approximately 5-10% the weight of the dry fabric.

20 grams CUTCH in Fine Powder Form
Cutch is a natural dye from the heartwood of the Cutch Tree. Cutch has been used to dye textiles for many thousands of years across the Middle East and into Asia. It has a beautiful, fragrant scent.
Cutch dyes in gorgeous shades of golden caramel, taupes, tans, fawns, red-browns, and browns to dark umbers.
A little Cutch colors a lot. 20 grams will dye a varied quantity of items, dependant on the weight of those items and what shade of color you are looking for (dark, medium, lighter tones). To achieve a rich, dark color, use approximately 1:5 (weight of Cutch : weight of Dry Fabric).

50 grams HENNA in Fine Powder Form
Henna is a natural dye from the leaves of the Henna plant (Lawsonia inermis), a flowering shrub. Henna has been used as natural body dye for thousands of years in India, Africa and the Middle East in a practice called Mehndi. Painted on in often complex designs and patterns, Henna has been used for over 5,000 years to color fingernails, fingers, skin and hair. Additionally, Henna is an herb and has been used to help with a wide variety of complaints.
Henna dyes in a range of earthy fawns to golden and even red-orange hues.
Henna can be used at .75:1 ratio, up to 1:1 weight for the richest color. This means that 50 grams will dye approximately 50 grams (dry weight) of fiber/fabric. It will continue to dye in lighter shades till the dye has been used up. Use less for a lighter hue.
NOTE: This is not a cosmetic grade Henna. This is a textile and fiber grade dye.

50 grams MADDER ROOT in Small Wood Chip Form
Madder is a natural dye from the root of the perennial plant of the same name. Madder Root has been used to dye textiles for thousands of years and dyes in beautiful shades of earthy reds. It was most famously used to dye the British Red of the Redcoats, but can be found coloring ancient textiles around the world.
Madder dyes in a range of earthy, rich shades of reds, oranges and corals.
Madder Root can be used at .5 : 1 ratio, up to 1 : 1 weight for the richest color. This means that 50 grams will dye approximately 50 grams (dry weight) of fiber/fabric. It will continue to dye in lighter shades till the dye has been used up. Use less for a lighter hue of red.

40 grams OSAGE in Small Wood Peeling Form
Osage is a natural dye from the heartwood of the Osage Tree, a native North American plant grown in the Southern States of the United States of America. Osage has been used in North America for many years, and yet its history is less researched than many traditional natural dyes worldwide. Osage is a strong tree, its wood being used for countless centuries to craft the best bows. It later served as a critical wood in forging the basic necessities of early settler life.
Osage dyes in a range of bright to lighter golden yellow, rich shades.
Osage can be used at .75:1 ratio to 1:1 weight for the richest color. This means that 40 grams will dye approximately 40 grams (dry weight) of fiber/fabric. It will continue to dye in lighter shades till the dye has been used up. Use less for a lighter hue of gold or yellow.

40 grams of RED SANDALWOOD in Fine Powder Form
Red Sandalwood is from a tree called the African Coralwood or African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) grown in Central Africa. (NOTE: It is NOT traditional Sandalwood (of the genus Santalum), as it is a threatened species indigenous to India and it is illegal to harvest and sell elsewhere.) Red Sandalwood is a Natural Dye sourced from the African Coralwood or Padauk Tree (Pterocarpus soyauxii). It is well-known and loved as a natural dye and stain of woods and has a 4,000+ year history on the continent. It has traditionally been used as a body dye for religious purposes. It has been valued for making African drums for its specific tonal resonance.
Red Sandalwood dyes in a range of earthy, rich rusty shades of reds, pinks, peaches and corals.
Red Sandalwood can be used at .5:1 ratio with the richest and darkest colors presenting when using a 1:1 weight ratio. This means that 40 grams will dye approximately 40 grams (dry weight) of fiber/fabric. It will continue to dye in lighter shades till the dye has been used up. Use less for a lighter hue. Additionally, for the best color, pre-soak the dye in alcohol before dyeing.


ABOUT MORDANTS:

ALUM and IRON are used to mordant fibers and fabrics before applying Natural Dye. Mordant gives Natural Dyes a surface to grip permanently.

Without mordant, most Natural Dyes will either immediately rinse out or quickly fade, or both.


150 or 300 grams ALUM in Fine Powder Form
* Also known as Potassium Aluminum Sulfate
Alum Mordant helps Natural Dyes achieve their brightest, strongest potentials when dyed over. It is a safe metallic salt and perfect for home use.
It's good for use on Protein and Cellulose fibers/fabrics. Alum is used at 15-20%. Divide the total weight of dry fiber/fabric by 15-20% to determine your needs.

25 grams IRON in Fine Powder Form
* Also known as Ferrous Sulfate
Iron is used to mordant fibers and fabrics either before applying Natural Dye or as a Post-Mordant Color Shifter.
Iron is used at 2-4%. Divide the total weight of dry fiber/fabric by 2-4% to determine your needs.
Iron Mordant helps Natural Dyes achieve deep, dark, moody hues. It is a safe metallic salt and perfect for home use.
It's good for use on Protein and Cellulose fibers/fabrics.
As a Pre-Mordant, Iron gives Natural Dyes a surface to grip permanently while shifting colors to a dark, moody palette.
As a Post-Mordant, Iron allows a dyer to shift many dyes to a different spectrum of color.

** Be sure to not overdue Iron on silks and protein fibers.


BASICS
* What can be dyed? Natural Dyes only adhere long-term to Natural Fibers. Natural Fibers include, but are not limited to silk, linen, cotton, flax, hemp, ramie, rayon, bamboo, wool, mohair, alpaca, cashmere, etc.

* INCLUDED: 7 packets natural dye (described above); optional mordant(s); & 1 instant digital download of "Intro to Natural Dye" by Jeanine Ertl, ANINI Designs, in PDF form. eBook available immediately upon purchase &/or later from your 'Order History Page' located on your receipt. Ebook includes 48-full color pages covering the Natural Dye process from start to finish.
* NOT INCLUDED: eBook does not include any of the fiber or fabric pictured.
* COLOR NOTE: ANINI Designs is not responsible for the color you reach through this varied and multi-faceted process. Your color results will be determined by how you approach the Natural Dye process (e.g. as in, what minerals are present in the water you use, what temperatures you heat to, which mordant you use, what type of metal pot you choose to mordant and dye in, what fiber type you're dyeing, etc.).

* HEALTH NOTE: Natural Dyes and Mordants may cause irritation to skin. Each person has their own sensitivities. This e-book covers the entire process but encourages you to use both a face mask to avoid breathing in particulates and steam, as well as gloves, especially if you have sensitivities. Please read and make your plans to use Mordants and Natural Dyes with care, taking all necessary precautions (e.g. use gloves and face mask) while handling, pouring, transferring, cooking, etc.

* PREP WARNING: Mordant and Natural Dye Pots must only be used with dye processes. Do not use pots, spoons, bowls, cups, and other kitchen implements that you plan on using again with food.


* eBOOK FORMAT: This digital e-book will be emailed to you immediately after purchase. The downloadable PDF is open-able on your device (e.g. smart phone, tablet, chromebook, laptop, desktop computer -- basically any device that can download PDFs). The page sizes are all 8.5" x 11" (inches) and display in full color. Please save the downloaded PDF to your device for long-term reading.

* DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: Upon purchase, you will be guided to a purchase confirmation page that will include a link to download the "Intro to Natural Dye" eBook. Feel free to download immediately.

If you do not download at this time and return to it later, please go to your receipt (sent to the email you entered upon purchase), scroll down, and click on "Order History Page." From there, you will be asked to enter your email and taken to your ANINI Designs orders. Your download(s) are available within the item(s) on this page. If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly at ANINIdesigns@gmail.com. Thanks!

* COPYRIGHT: Upon purchase of this eBook, you receive one license for your personal use. Please do not share it with others or distribute it in any form. It is priced fairly so that this isn't necessary. Additionally, please do not save portions of, or share this e-book in its entirety, in your own teachings, classes, workshops, etc. It is a guide meant to help you learn and use the Natural Dye process for your own personal use or for natural dyeing for your own sale only.


* EU CUSTOMERS: Customers in the EU must pay VAT on digital products at the rate applicable in their own country regardless of where the seller is located. Buyer is responsible for paying these fees.

* NO RETURN/REFUNDS: Because of the nature of this bundle of products, ANINI Designs does not accept exchanges or returns on any/all e-books, Natural Dyes, Mordants and Natural Dye Kits.

* VISIBILITY: Colors may vary slightly due to computer settings.

* ANINI MISSION: I am committed to creating pieces that speak in conversation with, for, and in support of our amazing environment.

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