Eqipment & Suppliers

Here is a list of equipment and suppliers I use…

 
 

Fibres

The Organic Textile Company

A good variety of organic cellulose fibres from transparent sources.

Majestic Textiles

Organic silk grown in the UK.

 

Dyes

Wild Colours

A one stop shop for natural dye supplies

Couleur Garance

A one stop shop for natural dye supplies

Bay House Ingredients

Bulk madder root

 

Equipment

Setting up your own dye studio… Here is a list of equipment and suppliers.

A nest of stainless steel stock pots

Stainless steel is non-reactive so these are useful pots for natural dyeing.

Weighing scales

I have had thee scales for years and they work well. They are accurate to 1 gram which is sufficient for most dyeing projects.

Weighing scales for working with dye extracts

When working with dye extracts, you often need a=to be accurate to 0.1g.

Drying rack

Wooden drying racks are best because you don’t want to expose your dyed fabrics to any metals that may react and mark the fabric.

Large sieves

Make sure the sieves have two props and a long handle.

Portable hobs

You can just use your kitchen hobs. However, if you are setting up a space where there is no eat source, you can use a portable hob. I use portable induction hobs. This is because they are safer than standard electric hobs, they heat up faster, and they offer an option for specific temperature control. This is very useful when you want your dye pots to sit at a rolling simmer but not boil.

 

Shibori

A set of spring clamps

These are the clamps I use. They do not have any exposed metal. This is reduces the possibility of a reaction in the dye pot that can contaminate your colour.

Jute twine

You can use any undyed, natural string for tying shibori folded fabric. I like jute twine.