Bring the unique beauty of the natural world to your handmade knits with the Natural Dyes Collection. Carefully curated with sustainability in mind, this collection offers a selective sampling of natural dyes, which—when paired with a common mordant—will yield beautifully saturated hand-dyed objects. Simply follow the instructions in our step-by-step guide to create a vibrantly dyed natural fiber—enjoy a FREE printed version with the purchase of any of our Natural Dye products!
Natural dyes offer a whole new dimension to your craft, providing an ideal outlet for working with yarn (and natural fabrics) during the warmer summer months. Want to make your fall knitting extra special? Create your own unique, naturally dyed yarn for a handmade garment!
Each Natural Dye in this collection is sold separately and yields a distinct hue to natural fibers:
Cochineal (20g) - red to magenta purple
Sappanwood (40g) - bright red
Red Sandalwood (40g) - terra cotta to orangey peach
Osage (40g) - bright golden yellow
Annatto (50g) - yellow to peach
Henna (50g) - tan to olive
Cutch (20g) - tan to brown
Madder (50g) - rusty pink to red
Logwood (25g) - purple to black
Once you’ve selected your favorite dyes from the above list, all that’s left is to choose your mordant(s). We recommend reviewing our easy step-by-step guide on Natural Dyeing.
Please note: Natural Dye results will vary based on a number of factors, including fiber type. We sampled Stone Wool's Romney Merino in Quartz 01 as a beautiful wool option and Quince & Co's undyed Willet for a lovely cotton option. Other yarns we encourage you to try are the scoured versions of Stone Wool Cormo, Corriedale, and Delaine Merino. To achieve deeply saturated colors, we highly recommend thoroughly scouring and mordanting your natural fiber and fabrics before dyeing them (please refer to our FREE how-to guide).
Find all the materials you need to get started with Natural Dyes HERE.