Introduction to Dyeing Kit
Have you been curious about making your own beautiful hand dyed yarns? Then why not try out our new Introduction to Dyeing Kit!
Ashford wool dyes are perfect for dyeing all protein fibres, yarns and even fabrics - as long as it is a protein fibre our dyes will dye it! You can use on Wool, Silk, Cashmere, Mohair, Angora, Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna, Feathers and any other protein fibre you can think of. The only mordant required is white vinegar. You can use the microwave method, stove top, slow cooker or steam methods for Ashford dyes.
- 10gm hot pink
- 10gm yellow
- 10gm black
- 10gm blue
- 2 x 100gm skeins of yarn - 75% wool 25% nylon, 4 ply fingering weight, 100gm net at standard condition / 400m (437yds), machine washable, tension 10cm (4”) square =26–28 sts x 36 rows 2.75 – 3.25mm (2 – 3 us)
- instructions - including colour theory and colour recipes
- colour wheel
With dyes made up, there will be enough to dye 4kg of yarn or fibre.
More About Ashford Wheels & Looms
In 1934 Walter Ashford founded Ashford Handicrafts Ltd, a company that has become a world leader in the manufacture of quality spinning wheels, weaving looms and textile equipment.
Today we, together with our loyal team, have produced over 800,000 wheels and looms.
We use only the finest native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood, sourced from sustainably-managed forests with Forest Stewardship Council approval.
Our wheels, looms and carders are the result of more than 80 years’ experience, customer feedback, research and development. Available in natural wood or finished with eco-friendly water-based lacquer. They are designed to be simple, easy to assemble and finish and fun to use.
At our woollen mill in Milton, New Zealand, we source and process high quality fleeces and fibres.
Experience the joy and pleasure of creating your own unique yarns, fabric, garments and homeware using our wheels, carders, looms, fibres and yarns. Relax knowing your crafts are sustainable, renewable and environmentally-friendly.
We invite you to join our family of textile artists around the world.