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NATURAL DYE :: COLOR SHIFT KITS

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ANINI Designs :: NATURAL DYE :: COLOR SHIFT KIT

Cochineal Dye = Bright Pinks Shifting to Lavender Purples
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Cutch Dye = Vivid Caramels Shifting to Deep Chocolates
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Welcome to the Amazing World of Natural Dye!

The NATURAL DYE :: COLOR SHIFT KIT is a perfect place to begin exploring the magical world of Natural Dye--a place where Science, Math and Art intersect. Truly a space of limitless exploration and experimentation.

This kit includes an Instruction Booklet that will walk you through the Process of Using Natural Dyes & Mordants (otherwise known as Fixatives/Fixers) safely, efficiently and with care. It will give you the opportunity to dye not just one color, but to shift the one color into multiple hues in a simple Post-Mordant Bath.
1 Dye = 2 Colors!

This Natural Dye Kit will take you through the processes of preparing and using:
~ Mordant to permanently fix the dye so it's wash-fast and light-fast,
~ Natural Dye (Cochineal OR Cutch) to dye color into your fiber,
~ & Post-Mordant to shift the color derived from dyeing into other hues.

This kit is perfect for anyone wishing to learn about the basics of Natural Dyeing. It's especially perfect for the fiber-enthusiast--think knitters, crocheters, sewers, weavers, and more. Anyone working with yarn/thread/fabric/textiles has wondered what it'd be like to dye their own items to get that perfect shade or hue. The kit is equally fun for artists + crafters, designers + decor-lovers, science-math-geeks, teens, (older) kids + homeschoolers (with adult supervision) & home-chefs who've wondered about the process of cooking up color.

This kit contains everything needed to get started. It includes plenty of dye samples of different fiber types, both yarn and fabric, to explore the varying results. When finished experimenting with the included samples, there will be plenty of mordants and dye left for you to play with dyeing your own item(s) (the dye will continue, but will gradually fade into lighter tones).

KIT INCLUDES:
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* 1 pack of Natural Dye - Cochineal (insect) OR Cutch (plant)
* 1 pack of Pre-Mordant - Alum
* 1 pack of Post-Mordant - Iron
* Set of 3 Different Fabric Samples
* Set of 4 Different Fiber Samples
* Instructions Booklet

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
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* An Apron or Old Clothes / Gloves
* A Pot (preferably stainless steel or aluminum--not to be used with food afterward)
* A Stirring Tool / Tongs / Spoon (preferably wooden, stainless steel, aluminum or plastic--not to be used with food afterward)
* A Mixing Cup (paper/plastic work fine--not to be used with food afterward)
* A pH-Neutral Soap (Dawn, Washing Soda, Sodium Carbonate, Soda Ash, Sal Soda, Synthropol all work perfectly)
* A Place to Hang Samples and Dyed Items to Dry
* OPTIONAL: Fabric/Fiber to Experiment With -- There'll be plenty of leftover Mordant to soak your item(s) in and dye in the dye pot.

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PROCESSING TIME:
This item is ready to ship upon order. This item will be posted within 3 standard business days (not including holidays)...but generally speaking, I get things out to the post office on the day they are ordered or the next morning. :) If you specific time constraints, please do reach out to me before purchase. Thank you!

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ANINI MISSION:
I am committed to creating pieces that speak in conversation with, for, and in support of our amazing environment.
By purchasing from ANINI Designs you are supporting an independent, work-from-home fiber artisan who is weaving her peace, love, joy and the future into each textile.

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* All shipments shipped in gift-ready packaging. Please add a NOTE upon purchase if you'd like a hand-written note included in your package. Thanks!

* * Colors may vary slightly due to computer settings.

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