Earthues Natural Dye Starter Kit - Botanical


This kit is the perfect place to start for those who are new to natural dyes, or simple for those who are interested in experimenting with color. 

Includes 5 natural dye extracts and 3 mordants that will ensure lightfast colors that stand up to washing):

  • Osage Orange
  • Cochineal (not shown)
  • Madder
  • Logwood Purple
  • Cutch
  • Aluminum Sulfate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Iron
  • Dust Mask and Gloves
  • Instruction booklet

You provide fabric, yarn or fiber to dye.

Contains enough dye to color 4 lbs of fiber.


As shown in the instruction booklet, you will also need the following dye tools which you must keep separate from kitchen and cooking utensils:

  • Dye Pot - stainless steel or canning type pot (16-quarts holds about 1/2 - 1 lb of yarn or fiber)
  • Measuring cups and spoons - stainless steel recommended
  • Glass quart jars or plastic containers - for dissolving dye extracts
  • Heavy dish washing type gloves - 2 pairs for protecting hands from hot dye solutions
  • Pails or large bowls - plastic or stainless steel for moving wet yarns and holding spent dyeing liquids
  • Old towels - for cleaning, drying tools and emergency spills
  • Water

Most of this, along with your dye supplies, can be stored in a canning pot, which can be purchased inexpensively wherever canning supplies are sold, then easily pulled out for dye projects.