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Madder, Whole
Dried roots of Rubia tinctoria, available ground or whole. Use on protein or cellulose fibres. Pre-mordanting recommended. A classic dye, giving dramatic reds, brick-reds to orange and coral. Use at 50-100% WOF for medium shades. TO USE: simmer in water below 185°F for 30 minutes. Cool overnight, then repeat simmer and strain. Add more water and enter pre-mordanted fibre. Hold below 158°F for one hour. Higher temperatures produce browns. Whole madder is best chopped up first in an old blender, or soaked overnight then ground as best you can in the blender with the soaking liquid. Rita Buchanan once described the process as attempting to break pencils with your bare hands. Despite this, many dyers claim the best colours come from the dried, whole roots. Light and washfastness: excellent.
$6.88$28.13 Select options
Marigold, Dried Flowers
Marigold, Dried Flowers
Ground, dried flower heads from common Marigolds, Tagetes spp. Used on protein or cellulose fibres, giving yellow, orange or green-yellow depending on mordant. Use at 20-30% WOF for medium shades. Makes a good base for producing greens with an overdip of Indigo. TO USE: soak in warm water overnight. Simmer in liquid 30-60 minutes at 155-160°F. Cool, strain, add more water if necessary then simmer premordanted fibre for 30-60 minutes at 155-160°F. Light and washfastness: moderate to good with a mordant.
$5.50$22.50 Select options
Merino/Silk – Saffron
Merino/Silk – Saffron
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. A base tone of peachy coral, with streaks of salmon, amber and of course silvery-white silk. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
$9.50$38.82 Select options
Merino/Silk – Sunset
Merino/Silk – Sunset
80% Merino wool (22-micron) / 20% Mulberry silk from Ashford of New Zealand. Combed top/sliver. Gorgeous and bright, with streaks of orchid pink, tangerine, plum, orange, magenta and silvery white. This one has so many "in between" tones that it's hard to describe. PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
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Pulled Sari Silk – Melon
Pulled Sari Silk – Melon
100% Silk fibre Clear medium-soft cantaloupe orange, almost the colour of orange sherbet. Fibre staple length is 1 to 1.5 inches. Use for blending/carding, spinning, felting, paper-making and other crafting projects. PRODUCT of INDIA
$4.00$18.00 Select options
Pulled Sari Silk – Orange
Pulled Sari Silk – Orange
100% Silk fibre Clear rich orange leaning just slightly towards burnt orange. Fibre staple length is 1 to 1.5 inches. Use for blending/carding, spinning, felting, paper-making and other crafting projects. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Ramie Top – Pumpkin
Ramie Top – Pumpkin
100% Ramie. A dark and friendly orange that leans slightly towards burnt orange, and looks great no matter what fibre the mill dyes it on. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Regular Merino Prefelt – Orange – 1/2 meter
Regular Merino Prefelt – Orange – 1/2 meter
Price per 1/2 meter sheet: 120cm (47 inches) x 50cm (19.5 inches). Approximately 70g (2.46 oz)

A deep and rich carrot orange.

PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery

$18.00
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Regular Merino Prefelt – Tangerine – 1/2 meter
Regular Merino Prefelt – Tangerine – 1/2 meter
Price per 1/2 meter sheet: 120cm (47 inches) x 50cm (19.5 inches). Approximately 70g (2.46 oz)

A lovely bright but creamy shade of orange.

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Sari Silk Fibre – Warm Tones
Sari Silk Fibre – Warm Tones
Shredded sari silk fibre, in a myriad of warm colours colours that may include some or all of magenta, yellow, red, orange, copper, plum, gold, wine, pink, orange and possibly a few threads of green, blue or other tones. This is shredded from leftover scraps and mill ends of fabric used to make saris. Our new supply is very clean and for the most part free of unshredded bits and debris. Fibres are in a tangle, essentially, but we try to get a good mix in each bag. What to do with it? We've sometimes cut it into shorter lengths and carded it into spinning/felting batts; the key is to cut the silk to about the same length as the staple of the fibre it's being blended with. On the drum carder we find it behaves best when layed on the intake tray with the wool fibre on top, which helps to keep the silk off of the licker-in drum. Felters love to use these fibres for embellishment in wet, Nuno and needle felting projects. Apparently it's a very cool add-in for paper makers, particularly those doing silk paper. Should also be grand for silk fusion and a myriad of other crafts, and even fly fishermen love this stuff! PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Noils – Rust
Silk Noils – Rust
100% Cultivated (mulberry/bombyx) silk. The best darned rust we've ever seen. Clear and rich medium orange-brown. PRODUCT of INDIA
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Sugar Candy Merino – Sicilian Orange
Sugar Candy Merino – Sicilian Orange
Absolute knockout streaky blend of rich burnt scarlet-orange, tangerine, gold and the slightest touch of brown for contrast. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Sugar Candy Merino – Sunset
Sugar Candy Merino – Sunset
100% 19 micron Merino wool top. Bright orange, tangerine, gold and soft cream are accented by streaks of raspberry-magenta. Similar to "Papaya" but a bit bolder. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Super Streaker Merino – Fiesta
Super Streaker Merino – Fiesta
100% 19 micron Merino wool top. Ribbons of rich tangerine-orange, magenta and cherry-red where they blend together. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Super Streaker Merino – Red Roses
Super Streaker Merino – Red Roses
100% 19 micron Merino wool top. Ribbons of punchy flame orange, red and deep burgundy. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Tempera Merino – Moulin Rouge
Tempera Merino – Moulin Rouge
100% 19 micron Merino wool top. Streaks of rich pumpkin, gold, flame red and yellow. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Titanium oxalate
Used as a MORDANT in natural dyeing, which allows the plant pigments to bond with the fibres. Titanium is used both on protein and cellulose fibres, giving vibrant orange and gold tones when dyes contain tannins. As a mordant, this is relatively new and not much information abounds in books or even online. It may be the closest thing now available to replace chrome, which nobody much uses any longer. TO USE: weigh the dry fibre or yarn. Calculate mordant required for 8 to 15% WOF (weight of fibre). Dissolve in hot water. Fill pot with sufficient water for the fibre to move, add titanium and stir. Enter fibre. Bring to 180-200 degrees F and hold 1 hour. Stir yarns frequently. Cool, remove fibre and wash well. Dye immediately or dry for later. Some interesting results are being produced doing Eco-Printing on fabric, using Titanium as a mordant. We cannot seem to find much information on safe disposal of a Titanium mordant bath. Nothing we've found indicates it to be particularly toxic or harmful to plumbing or sewer systems, but to be on the safe side it may be best to dispose of this outdoors on a gravel driveway or similar place. CAUTION: wear a mask when handling powders. Wear gloves when rinsing or handling wet yarns. BEST DONE OUTDOORS or with very good ventilation. Avoid breathing fumes.
$19.80$81.00 Select options
Tussah Silk Top – Melon
Tussah Silk Top – Melon
100% Tussah silk. Bright and glowing orange, with cantaloupe leanings. PRODUCT of ITALY
$11.25$45.97 Select options