Dyes and Auxiliaries

  • Landscape Dyes For Silk & Wool
  • Landscape Dyes For Silk & Wool
  • 36 inspirational colours inspired by the clarity of the light and the unique natural beauty of our Australian landscape. Landscapes have been developed to give a professional colourfast result with a simple dyeing method.

    Both Landscapes and Elements will dye silk, wool, mohair, alpaca (and other protein fibres) and nylon, either as fabric, fleece, spun yarn. Very easy to use as dye bath, spiral dyeing, microwave dyeing, hand painting, can be steamed. An instruction sheet can be provided at time of purchase, on request.

    MADE IN AUSTRALIA

    Colour Chart

  • Price$11.25
  • Landscape Dyes For Silk & Wool - Elements Colour Range
  • Landscape Dyes For Silk & Wool - Elements Colour Range
  • 30 beautiful colours inspired by elements of the Australian environment. Both Landscapes and Elements will dye silk, wool, mohair, alpaca (and other protein fibres) and nylon, either as fabric, fleece, spun yarn. Very easy to use as dye bath, spiral dyeing, microwave dyeing, hand painting, can be steamed. An instruction sheet can be provided at time of  purchase, on request.

    DESERT - the harsh, raw colours of our red centre.
    RURAL - the heartland of Australia.
    MOUNTAIN - softer, cool colours of our forests.
    DESTINATIONS - let the names tell the story.

    MADE IN AUSTRALIA

    Colour Chart

  • Price$11.25
  • Landscape Dye Starter Kit * gift idea
  • Landscape Dye Starter Kit * gift idea
  • This versatile kit can be used for Shibori, dye bath, microwave or any kind of dye work. It comes complete with 2 Landscape Dyes of your own choice, two pure silk scarves, sizes may vary, full colour brochure with recipes and advice.

  • Price$38.50
  • Drimarine K Dye 25g
  • Drimarine K Dye 25g
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    A range of  Fibre Reactive dyes for hand painting ~ COLD to WARM (30 to 50c) powder dye, stable in liquid form, making them ideal for hand painting; suitable for dye-bath, printing and block printing. These dyes have good tinctorial strength as well as good wash & light fastness properties. Suitable for Silk, Wool, Cotton, Nylon, Rayon/Viscose

    Colour Chart

    25g jar

     

    Drimarine Simple Dyeing Method

  • Price$8.90

Auxiliaries

  • Discharge Powder for Silk ZFS
  • Discharge Powder for Silk ZFS
  • Discharge Powder for Silk  ZFS may be used as a print paste or reduction bath to remove colour from silk; recipe supplied with product at time of order, upon request. 

    Recipe may require other items such as Soda Ash, Guar Gum - enquire when ordering.

  • Price$21.95
  • Soda Ash 500G
  • Soda Ash 500G
  • Sodium Carbonate - Alkali Fixing Agent for Fibre Reactive dyes, Indigo, Natural Dyes

  • Price$8.90
  • Guar Gum 250G
  • Guar Gum 250G
  • Thickener,  Locust bean derivative. Universal Printing Paste and thickener used for Devore and Discharge, printing with Acid Dyes

  • Price$11.95
  • Manutex F 100g
  • Manutex F 100g
  • Manutex F for Silk, Wool & Cotton. Alginate thickener for Universal Printing Paste, widely preferred for use with Fibre Reactive dyes. Use 40-60g per litre of print paste depending upon desired viscosity.

  • Price$9.75
  • Aluminium Sulphate (Alum)
  • Aluminium Sulphate (Alum)
  • Dyers grade Alum. Mordant - fixer - colour lifter - Plant / Natural Dyeing

  • Price$14.80
  • Painting Powder
  • Painting Powder
  • This painting powder makes up an unthickened solution for painting or airbrushing onto Silk, Cotton, Viscose, Rayon. It can be used with gutta and hot/cold waxn a dye solution. Fabric may be steamed, air cured or ironed if required. For use with Fibre Reactive dyes; Drimarine, Procion etc.

    Dissolve 100gms in 900 mls warm water. For use on Cotton add 10-20 gms per litre of Soda Ash.

  • Price$7.50

Devore Chemicals & Velvet

  • DEVORE VELVET ~ Kick Start Kit
  • DEVORE VELVET ~ Kick Start Kit
  • Devore Velvet ~ perfect for those cooler days!

    Do you fancy trying this exquisite decorative technique ? Take the easy way with our 'Kick Start Kit'.

    Devore or 'burn out'  describes the process of chemically destroying a component of a composite fabric, such as Silk/Viscosse Velvet.

    In this case, the regenerated fibre Viscose, which is the pile, is removed in area's to generate a design, leaing the silk ground intact.

    This can be as simple or complex as you desire.

     

    Kit contains one metre of Silk/Viscose Velvet, instructions and chemicals to make the Print paste and Devore paste.

    * please wear gloves and wear a face mask, do not breathe in the fumes.

    ** additional items required from your supermarket/chemist are a little Methylated Spirit and Glycerine.

  • Price$43.50
  • Guar Gum 250G
  • Guar Gum 250G
  • Thickener,  Locust bean derivative. Universal Printing Paste and thickener used for Devore and Discharge, printing with Acid Dyes

  • Price$11.95
  • Sodium Bi-Sulphate
  • Sodium Bi-Sulphate
  • Burn out ingredient for Devore Paste.
    Recipe supplied with purchase on request

  • Price$13.95
  • Devore Paste 500G
  • Devore Paste 500G
  • Pre Mixed ' Burn Out' Etching Paste for use on all cellulose based fibres and blends, viscose/rayon/cotton etc.  Use for Devore on silk/viscose velvet, avaiable from Silk Wholesalers.

    Recipe supplied at time of order, on request.

  • Price$24.40