Elderberry dye kit
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Elderberry dyed yak and silk yarn
Elderberry dyed yak and silk yarn


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ELDERBERRY NATURAL DYE KIT ~ This Kit contains everything you need to dye your 100g+* of Yarn/Fibre/Fabric.

One of the most beautiful things about dyeing with Elderberries is the smell. It always sends me back in time, when my mother would have made a soup-like elderberry pudding with semolina dumplings. – There is hardly anything better than the sweet perfume of cooking berries filling the air-

Elderberry will give you two lovely colours: Pink and green and looks especially pretty on silk or yarn/fabric with a silk content. 

*We do state 100g/200g depending on recipe on the bags, but you can dye much more than that. Most natural dyes aren't immediately exhausted and you can continue dyeing several more pieces. Each new dip will result in a paler colour. 

**This dye will give you 2 colours, pink and green. Both options are covered in the instructions and you can choose to dye your skein/Fabric half/half or one of the colours.

*** Dye is shown in the last two pictures on our Yeti (Yak & Silk) yarn

****All our packaging is compostable - our plastic bags are made from plant material.

The Dye Kit makes a lovely present too - well packaged, the dyes come in an organic undyed Pull String Bag.

The Dye Kit will come in an extra big Organic Pull String Bag, if you add undyed yarn to your order, but this is optional, of course.

What you will receive in this Kit:

100g Whole Elderberries, 10g Alum
10g Tartaric Acid, 20g Soda Ash 

Full instructions & lots of information 
1 organic undyed Pull String Bag.

{ If you include a skein of yarn in your purchase, we will pack the entire order in a big organic undyed Pull String bag} 


The Yarn:

Below, you will find a list of all the yarns we have on offer. If you like to see how each of these take up colour, please visit our website: www.appleoakfibreworks.com or have a look in our etsy shop.

Softwool - 100% wool, weight: Sport, 100gr, 300m/328yrds, 3-4mm needles

Stockholm - 100% wool, weight: Chunky, 100g/3.5oz, 100m/110yards, 6-9mm needles

Turin - 60% wool & 20% Ramie & 20% Silk, weight: 4 ply, Fingering, 100gr/ 3.5oz, 425m/ 464.7yards, 2-3mm needles

Doolin - 80% wool & 20% Ramie, weight: Sport, 100gr/ 3.5oz, 300m/ 328yards, 2-3mm needles

Alpaca Light - 100% baby Alpaca, weight: 4ply, 100g/ 3.5oz, 400m/ 437.4yards, 2-3mm needles

Yeti - 50%baby yak hair / 50% mulberry silk, weight: 4 ply, 100g/ 3.5oz, 466m/ 509.6 yards, 2-3mm needles

Yalana - 50% yak / 50% merino lamb, weight: Sport, 100g/ 3.5oz, 300/ 328 yards, 3-4mm needles

LinCot - 70% cotton / 30% linen, weight: 2 ply DK, 100g/ 3.5oz, 220m/ 240.59yards, 4-5mm needles