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Resources & guides to help you become a skilled & confident natural dyer 

Mini-course, downloads, guides & more to help you understand the process of natural dyeing, develop your knowledge, practice your skills & build your confidence. 

THE NATURAL DYE RESOURCE LIBRARY

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No wonder you feel overwhelmed, confused, intimidated, or even disheartened! With that in mind, I've curated my most helpful natural dye resources below to help develop your skills, grow your confidence & fill your life with plant colour! 

There’s a lot to absorb when you first learn how to naturally dye, from cleaning your fibre, making your colours stick & figuring out which plants to use. 

What Dye Plants Should I Use?

Start with simple kitchen ingredients, like avocado stones or skins, pomegranate rinds, black tea, coffee, or onion skins. For a beginner's manual to natural colour, take a look at 'The Guide To Natural Colour & Plant Dyes'.

What Do I Need To Begin? 

You'll need a pot, sodium carbonate (sold as soda ash or washing crystals), a mordant (a magical ingredient that helps the colour fix) something to dye, water, heat & a dye plant.  

It is the ancient practice of extracting natural colour from plants, invertebrates, lichens, fungi, or minerals to dye fibre, fabric or textiles naturally. 

What Is Natural Dyeing?

Let's START WITH THE BASICS:

Wash & care for your naturally dyed textiles, garments or fibres.

Step 5:

Once the liquid changes colour, add your fibres & watch them transform!

Step 4: 

Place plant material in a pot & add heat. 

Step 3:

Soak your fibres in a mordanting solution to help fix or bind the colour.

Step 2: 

Clean your textiles to remove any oils, waxes or residue hidden in the fibres.

Step 1: 

The Natural Dye Process

WHERE TO SOURCE NATURAL COLOUR

The Guide To Natural Colour & Plant Dyes

Are you curious about which plants yield the best natural dyes? Discover which plants produce specific colours and learn about the rich palette nature offers. This guide is packed with practical information on a range of dye plants, perfect for anyone interested in natural dyeing & sourcing natural colour. 

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Natural Dye Tutorials


Need help getting started? Check out these simple natural dye tutorials below and discover how inspiring and satisfying natural dyeing can be!

I'm Kathryn, your dye instructor.

I’ve combined 14+ years of natural dyeing experience with on-going colour research & traditional natural dye techniques to help you achieve great colours, successful results & a rewarding creative practice.

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This one-hour mini-course teaches you how to dye fabric or garments beautiful shades of pink and peach using avocado stones.

Dye Fabric With Avocado Stones

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Find out if you're making these common natural dyeing mistakes and learn about three areas of improvement to save countless hours while getting rich, beautiful, long-lasting colours! 

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