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Getting Started


  1. Read all instructions before beginning your project.

  2. Use non-reactive vessels for your dyepots:  heavy stainless steel and enamel are is best. Make sure your enamel pots are not chipped or cracked. Aluminium pots will often dull colours.  Other metals such as copper and iron will also change colours – iron causes darkening and copper can make colours more vivid.

  3. Shake all dyes and auxiliaries prior to use as some contents may settle.

  4. Observe good safety practices.  This includes using a dust mask or respirator around any powders and wearing gloves to protect your hands from hot dye pots.  Although the natural dyes are non-toxic, powders can be irritating to the nose and throat.

  5. Keep your dye tools and kitchen tools separate. 

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