Friday, June 25, 2010

Landscapes Dyes Starter Kit

I recently made a special purchase of Landscapes Dyes. I don't order this product often because it comes all the way from Australia and the freight costs are painful.

Still, I love these dyes, in spite of the added expense, because the colors are just so beautiful. They are inspired by the Australian landscape, so the names make my mind stretch to imagine Desert Peas and Wallabies.

These dyes are so easy to use and they come with a detailed pamphlet outlining several dye methods. It covers stove top, spiral dyeing and microwave dyeing. It even gives you handy tips to avoid accidental felting. I have long thought that these dyes are a great place to start for anyone new to dyeing their own fiber or yarn.

So with that in mind, I have created this Landscapes Dyes Starter Kit
. It comes with 10 grams each of five colors. You'll receive the three primaries: Desert Pea (red), Wattle (yellow) and Marine (blue). I have also included Wallaby (brown) and Currawong (black). With these five shades you will be able to create your own beautiful range of colors.

I hope this kit will be a fun way for people to explore the art of dyeing!


Kristen said...

Have you tried using them on paper? I've been looking for a deep rich color to use on some paintings & paper crafts. Let me know what you think. :)

Jenn said...

Hi Kristen,

I haven't tried them on paper. Because they are designed for protein fibers, there may be some issues with color fastness. How would you be using them? Perhaps I could experiment for you.

Kristen said...

I have no idea! LOL. But lately I've been playing more with canvas & duck cloth, so maybe they would work well in a spray bottle & spritzed on? Hmm... I may have to buy some from you just to play. Seems like a better deal than buying RIT dye at $2 a pop.