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PLANT-BASED DYE KITS COLOR CHART

Vegetal Dye Kit Yarn Color Chart

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Characteristics

  • # pages : 1
  • Composition : 100% merino
  • color chart : 1 single ecru color
  • Uses :
    1/2 season yarn • Winter yarn • Classical knitting • Knitting • Crochet • Weaving • Embroidery • Punch-needle • Tufting • Tapestry • Canvas • Layette
  • Spinning Mode : Worsted yarn
  • Dye Type : Natural color
  • Washing method : Hand wash
  • Product Code : GAMM-KITN
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This color chart presents the updated color ranges available in the Fonty collection of Plant-Based Dye Kits.

Vegetal dye is a traditional technique, the bases of which were forgotten during the 20th century, and which many colourists seek to rediscover. Used since antiquity, widely developed in the Middle Ages, it makes it possible to give colors to textiles by using the tinctorial properties of pigments extracted from plants. This know-how which is delicate to master, makes it possible to create splendid and surprising shades. It goes particularly well with 100% natural wools.

Fonty offers a range of vegetal dye kits to make yourself from natural wools produced at the Spinning Mill, with natural pigments and simplified but very efficient processes, for which a result of high aesthetic quality is easily accessible.

This kit contains
- a 250g skein of BB NAT, made of 100% merino wool, undyed, untreated. This quantity is sufficient to make a knitted work such as a large scarf, or a child's sweater. It is also small enough to be dyed in a single bath, with non-industrial means
- a 9g pot of vegetable pigment

- a 9g pot of mordant, selected for this pigment
- a very detailed explanatory note

The plant extracts, presented in the form of a granular powder soluble in lukewarm water allow a wide range of shades.

To make a vegetal dye, you must use an essential “mordant” to open the fibers of the wool and fix the colors (except for indigo). Mordants are most generally natural metal salts.

Dyers usually make their natural dyes in 2 successive baths, one of "mordanting", the other of dyeing. The method and the products offered in this box are deliberately simplified; they are the fruit of the experience of the team of dyers at La Filature, who have imagined a less complex process, accessible to everyone, from beginners to seasoned amateurs, and which produces impressive results.

>With the skein of wool that you have dyed yourself in vegetable dye, you will be able to knit a work in your colors! When you have made your first dye, you can expand your know-how and develop your technique by drawing inspiration from more elaborate methods.

Fonty offers the following Plant-based Dye Kits: CAMPÈCHE, CHESTNUT ('CHÂTAIGNIER'), COCHINEAL ('COCHENILLE'), GARANCE, MULBERRY ('MÛRIER'), RESEDA.

The pages that make up this color chart are handcrafted by the spinning mill team.

To return to the online catalog of vegetal dye kits, click here.

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