Rhubarb dye Kit
Alpaca yarn dye with Rhubarb
Alpaca yarn dyed with Rhubarb
Alpaca yarn dyed with Rhubarb
Alpaca yarn dyed with Rhubarb
Alpaca yarn dyed with Rhubarb


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

Rhubarb is indeed a stunning Plant – not only does it grow enormous – we can eat the stalks for desserts and use the leaves to mordant fibre and the roots for creating 3 gorgeous colours - yellow, green and earthy red.

Any rhubarb can be used - edible or ornamental. The ornamental rhubarb can be seen on riverbanks or estate gardens - they need a lot of space to grow, they can become gigantic!

If you like to look it up, here is the Latin name: Rheum palmatum

*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 3 colours, dark yellow, pinkish brown and green. All options are covered in the instructions.

*** Dye is shown in the last five pictures: first two on our Yeti (Yak & Silk) yarn and the last three on Alpaca Light.

****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 Cut Rhubarb root, 10g Alum, 5g Iron, 15g 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