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For you Dyers out there…

KharminJ | Posted in General Discussion on

Greetings, All!This blog just came to my attention, and I just had to share! http://www.jennydean.co.uk/wordpress/?m=200810British dye-stuff author Jenny Dean does a wonderful job of “writ[ing] regular reports of my activities, with general tips & hints for the natural dyer, dye recipes & suggestions for the dye garden.” Beautiful pictures, too!Warning: Don’t drool on your keyboard!Bright Blessings! Kharmin

Edited 4/29/2009 2:17 am by KharminJ


  1. birdlady1 | | #1

    Thanks for the information.  My son is always wanted to create different colours for his T-shirts and jogging pants.  He buys those dye packages.  Now he can try to use other materials in order to create wonderful colours. 

    Do you know of anywhere in Toronto, Canada where you can buy plain white T-Shirts and jobbing pants of cotton material in order to do this dying?  When you buy from stores, they are not all in cotton and most have different colours mixed in them as well as fansy designs.

    1. KharminJ | | #2

      I've never really searched for "all cotton t-shirts", but I do know that http://dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3318-AA.shtml specializes in natural fabrics and garments, RFD (ready for dying - no extra treatments or coatings). Check them out ~ you can always write, too, and ask for suggestions, if they *don't* have what he wants. Lots of great how-to info there, too!Bright Blessings on a sunny Sunday!Kharmin

    2. Sancin | | #3

      I would try Marks Work Wearhouse. They have reasonably priced T shirts, but many have a stitched label. Zellers has plain tshirts as well. How about undershirts? I made myself some a number of years ago when practicing dying. Micheal's Craft stores also have cotton T-shirts for craft work. Maiwa in Vancouver it the dye place in Canada. They have a mail order service for articles of clothing, dyes of many sorts and very good instructions. They have a web site so Goggle them. An other alternative would be to ask someone who runs sports and special events with specialized labels where they buy the t shirts and/or where they get them printed.

      Edited 5/4/2009 3:18 am ET by Sancin

      1. birdlady1 | | #4

        Thanks for the information.  I will pass this along to my son.


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      ThreadKoe | | #5

      When Googling for cotton garments to dye, look up sportswear suppliers. Toronto has a lot of wholesale places that also sell retail. Check out the industrial areas for the places that make garments. Check out your local business directories. Also check out the garment district. Cathy

      Edited 5/4/2009 10:12 pm ET by ThreadKoe

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