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100ml pot of natural plant dye printing ink, suitable for block printing and light screen printing.
Made in Stamford, UK by Madder Cutch & Co, these are a unique water-based ink ready prepared for printing. We stock the Madder Rose and Empingham Woad as the most local colour options. Choose your option above.
These inks are part of our fantastic Block Printing Sewing Box - so if you are unsure on how to get started with this craft, we have curated a selection of materials to help you get started.
They are colourfast at 30˚C, and are ready to use for block printing or screenprinting onto light fabrics. They can even be mixed to create your own colours, and Madder Cutch & Co operate a refill service for any empty tubs.
In order to heat set them, use an iron at 160˚C for 2-3 minutes.
Natural ingredients have been used to create these colours. They use a water-based formula meaning no solvents are required, and reduces (or eliminates) the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds that are detrimental to health. They can be cleaned up with water too.
The plant dyes are locally sourced, and champion beneficial plants and biodiversity.
Though they are natural, please do not ingest. Use responsibly with children and wash your hands after use. If any irritation occurs, seek advice from a medical professional.
It is best to store these tubs at cool temperatures and out of sunlight to protect the shelf life.
For a colourfast finish, you must heat set the ink (160˚C for 1-2 minutes). The colours are not fully lightfast, as is the case with many plant-based dyes, so it is advisable to keep the product you make out of direct strong light to maintain the quality.
When it comes to washing of the product you have made, use cool temperatures and a detergent without optical whiteners e.g. en eco detergent, soap nuts. Wash only after heat setting.
Printing on to natural fabrics (cotton will have a more vibrant hue). Coated fabrics will absorb the ink less. They will not be adequately absorbed by synthetic materials and so should be avoided.
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