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Kim Louise Gagné

Set #2 DIY DISCOVERY - small & medium projects | Natural dyeing on cotton, linen & other vegetal fibres

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This vegetal dyeing Do-It-Yourself kit contains everything you need to discover vegetal dyeing or to complete a few small and medium projects on fabric made of vegetal fibers (cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo, etc.).

It contains an instruction guide with all the information you will need to clean your fabric, pre-mordant it in a tannin bath, mordant it with alum, then dye it.

This kit allows you to dye:

The quantities of products allow to dye more or less 500-700g* of vegetable fibers depending on the intensity of the desired color and the technique used (and even more since some of the colors offered are rich in tannins and can be used without mordant).

The fabric is not included in this set.

This set is ideal for:

Those wishing to dye smaller* pieces in darker colors or medium* pieces in lighter shades.

What you will receive in this set for getting started with natural dyeing:

  • an explanatory booklet
  • 20ml Synthrapol
  • 40g Sodium Carbonate
  • 80g Alum
  • 50g of walnut
  • 5g of Iron Sulfate
  • 100g of pigments of different colors, 4 different pigments that can create a multitude of different colors depending on the intensity of the dye bath or the use of shades
  • 25g of marigold extract
  • 25g Chestnut extract
  • 25g of Cutch extract
  • 25g of Indian Madder extract

The pigments offered may change seasonally, but this is the current selection.

*For reference, here are estimates of the weight in grams of some fabric pieces:

small pieces:

- 1 cotton bandana style scarf (40g)

- 1 pair of cotton socks (80g)

medium pieces:

- 1 t-shirt (150g)

- 2 meters of cotton muslin (180g)

- 1 Turkish hand towel (120g)

- 1 Turkish beach towel (240g)


Note: If you want to dye animal fibers, this set can also be used for this type of fibers but the appropriate guide is not yet available. Also, some products may need to be added. However, this is an appropriate mordant. If you would like to have the package modified (addition of Orvus paste and cream of tartar), please write me to let me know. I will be happy to create a set adapted to your needs.


What you will need that is not included in this set:

  • a cauldron
  • a measuring cup or scale
  • a candy thermometer
  • utensils
  • strainer or cheesecloth

Accompanying Guide

An accompanying guide will show you the steps to follow to achieve your different projects.

Recommended age

DIY kits require the use of heat and products that can be irritating to the skin and respiratory tract. If they are interesting projects to do with younger children and teens, an adult will need to supervise and often guide the completion steps.

It may be interesting to adapt the process by doing some of the steps alone (scouring the fabric and mordanting), then choose to do the dye bath and dyeing in the presence of the child so that they can participate in the activity.


The different products are packaged in glass containers that can be reused or in recyclable or/and compostable bags depending on the formats. Respect for the environment is at the top of my priorities.

Shipping & Refund

Packaging and shipping: From the beginning of the process until the dispatch of your purchase, I take care of your order. I pack everything personally making sure you receive your purchase as I would like to receive mine.

Delivery: Usually orders are sent in two or three days unless it is a pre-order. If it is possible to combine different orders in a single shipment, we will refund the overpayment. Please contact me if you are purchasing a second item and believe it may not be too late to combine the various orders

Orders are sent by Canada Post with tracking number and a minimum insurance of $100 which can be adjusted according to the value of the purchase.

Refund: Since each object is unique and I am a small business, there is no exchange or refund possible. If however a problem arises with your order, contact me within 14 days from the date of purchase and I will do my best to find a solution with you. Customer service and your satisfaction are my priority.

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    I favor the reuse of used shipping material, otherwise the use of materials made from recycled or FSC-certified material, then recyclable and ideally biodegradable. I invite you to be creative and reuse the material yourself!