favourite things

This is a mini directory of my favourite things related to natural dyeing and growing dye plants. Scroll through this page to find lots of my personal recommendations.

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Fabric

I've been a regular customer at GREENFIBRES for over a decade. I'm thrilled to partner with this beautiful shop to offer you 10% off all their fabrics & materials. Use the promo code DESNOS10 (affiliate code which means that I earn a commission if you order with this code). UK based + international shipping. I particularly adore their muslin and voile fabric for making and dyeing scarves.

THEMAZI NATURAL DYES & FABRICS (affiliate link) sells a lovely range of natural fabrics, as well as dyes, clothing & yarn for dyeing! Family business, based in Turkey, fast international shipping.

ORGANIC TEXTILE COMPANY offers a huge range of natural fabric and blank pieces to dye. Lovely family business. I've been shopping with them for over 10 years. UK based + international shipping.

Clothing

I've been a fan of NOT PERFECT LINEN for years and wear their "mama" dress (with buttons down the front) every single day, through all seasons. The linen dyes incredibly well. Each garment is made by hand and is so special. Based in Lithuania, but well worth the cost of international postage.

THOUGHT sells a range of organic and ethical products. Simply search their website for "white top" or "white dress" to find beautiful basics for dyeing. They have a lot of gorgeous fibre blends like hemp + organic cotton. UK based + international shipping.

The pioneer in fair trade and sustainable fashion, PEOPLE TREE sells a beautiful range of clothing. I often search their website for white items to dye and especially like their organic underwear! UK based + international shipping.

 

Dye pots

I use a few aluminium pots that are 20cm (8 inches) in diameter for small projects, and larger ones that are 30.5cm (12 inches) in diameter for larger fabric and yarn.

UK: The aluminium pots that I've bought over the years don't seem to be available anymore, sadly. I think the only option is to look in second hand and charity shops. Read my tips on finding second hand dye pots.

For stainless steel, any kind of "stock pot" will work. I have a couple similar to this one. Amazon affiliate link:

    USA: These are similar to the style of aluminium pots that I like to use. Amazon affiliate links:


        GROWING DYE PLANTS

        A mini directory for finding dye plant seeds, my favourite organic compost and gardening books.

        Seeds

        WILD COLOURS (UK)

        DYEING CRAFTS (UK)

        NATURE'S RAINBOW (UK)

        BALIWICK BLUE (GUERNSEY, UK)

        STILL GARMENTS ( EU)

        ANIRAM TEXTILE STUDIO (EU)

        THE DOGWOOD DYER (USA)

        BOTANICAL COLORS (USA)

        GRAND PRISMATIC SEEDS (USA)

        RARE SEEDS (USA)

        EASTERN WEFT (AUSTRALIA)

         

        Compost

        UK: If you're looking for organic compost, I thoroughly recommend Fertile Fibre. For several years now, I've used Vegro by Fertile Fibre which is vegan and organic. Fertile Fibre sell various other composts which are organic but not vegan.

        Gardening Books

        I love the no-dig method for gardening, popularised by Charles Dowding. These are some of my favourite books that I have on my bookshelf. Amazon affiliate links: