Searsport Rug Hooking
Dyers starter kit
You will get:
2 yards or 4 yards of wool, torn into fat quarters
3 jars of dye, your choice of colors,
1 set of mini dye spoons,
8oz of citric acid,
ratio formulas to play with,
We also include a write up from a dye class julie taught years ago on the basics.
The wool will yield 8 or 16 fat quarters of over dyed wool.
You will still have lots of dye and citric acid left to play with other wools.
Just the wool alone, once it is over dyed would cost you $96.00 or 192.00 ! if you are paying $12.00 a fat quarter!
It is wonderful textured wool that are some of my favorite light to med valued plaids and checks for you to dye yourself. Your choice of three jacquard dyes, a set of dye spoons and a bag of citric acid for setting the color in your dye. All you need to add is a pot to dye in, a jar to mix dye in, and a sink to presoak your wool. Once used for dyeing the pot and jar should be kept for dye purposes only, no longer cooking. Also a white plastic spoon is nice to see how much dye is left in the water if you do not have a white pot and I like a rugged meat fork to lift and stir the wool with.
At check out in the comment box please tell us which three dyes you would like to have.
You will also get a card with dye instructions and some simple ratios to use in mixing some basic colors. Please understand that since every one will be picking different colors of dye, every formula ends up different. We recommend that you choose a red, a yellow and a blue of some type. This gives you the three basics to start. I like dull colors so I do not use the bright pure yellow, red and blue that is always recommended, but a duller version to get the colors I like. Mix it up and have fun. This is just to get you started! You can add extra dyes from the Jaquard list under dyes.