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This thoughtfully crafted home dye set is a far cry from RIT. A full "plant-to-palette" kit gets you set with everything you need to follow the journey of the dye all the way from the seed to soak. Golden coreopsis seeds (a pollinator favorite) yield gorgeous yellow blooms that result in a mellow yellowy orange dye. Kit comes with full comprehensive instructions for maximum gorgeous dream-making. While much joy is to be derived from the mystical discovery of color and potential, for exacting sorts, the full dye strength is designed for a 1:1 ratio of dye to fabric weight (e.g. 1 ounce dried dye will provide full palette saturation to 1 ounce fabric).
About the line: With a botanists appreciation for native varietals that thrive in our hoary Minnesota winters and short-yet-glorious summers and an artist's eye for color and detail, Minneapolis-based alchemist and magic-maker Libby London's line of sustainably harvested plant pigments celebrates the gorgeous, almost mystical properties of all-natural botanical dyes. The resulting colors are delicious (and shockingly fashion forward): the deep rich greens of her Dyers Woad, mellow yellows of Coreopsis and Marigold, and dusky reds of Madder root would be equally at home floating through the forest on witchy celestial woodsmaiden robes as they are colorblocked at a downtown cocktail party. Deep, ancient, human, technicolor magic.