Elderberry is a dark purplish color with magenta. The ice dyed sample was made on a 10X10" cotton square. It was on a rack for drainage; we used about a cup of crushed ice on top with a level 1/4 tsp. dye sprinkled on the ice. Ice dyeing is unpredictable; the swatch is just to give you a general idea.
For the traditional reactive dyeing process you will need dye powder, soda ash, urea (opt.), fabric detergent (opt.), dust mask, gloves, and safety glasses. Dye Mixing: For the liquid color swatch, we used 1 tsp Elderberry dye powder to 1/2 cup warm water with 1/2 tsp urea. You can use less dye powder to get a lighter hue or more dye powder for a darker hue. Use your own reactive dye procedure or one of the dyeing procedures from the links below. Happy dyeing! Tie Dye PDF
More Dye Info: We spend a lot of time finding the top quality suppliers for our dyes. Most of our dyes are purchased from overseas. We take the dye and create our own colors which requires a complex method and manual process. This allows us to be consistent with the dye colors. We have dye shipments coming in every month, so you are always receiving fresh dyes.
We really make an effort to pack things well and to secure all of the jars to help prevent any accidental dye spills while being shipped. There's nothing like opening your package and finding a box of spilled dye powder.
We would love to ship your orders the same day; but we know the importance of taking the time to get the correct dyes to you in the best condition. So, we normally ship in 1-3 business days depending on the volume of orders we have at the time. Also, we keep our shipping rates as low as possible. Always feel free to contact us if
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