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Wonky Weaver® Kamala Natural Dye Powder is derived from the botanical Kamala Tree (Mallotus philippinensis),. It Is an Ayurvedix plant used in traditional medicine. The dye needs 1% soda ash added to hot water to dissolve fully, and works best with protein fibres such as wool and silk. It yields a yellow to pale brown colour.


It is always recommended to first wash the fabric prior to dyeing, and when using cotton, an aluminium (Alum or Aluminium acetate) based mordant generally results in better dyeing effectiveness. It should be used at a range of between 10-20% weight of fibre (WOF) depending on intensity of the desired colour.


Wonky Weaver® Natural Plant Dyes and Extracts are derived from botanical sources, and are both sustainable and ethically produced. We carefully source our dyes from suppliers we trust to uphold the highest of standards in quality.


Using plant dyes is very enjoyable and satisfying but does require some degree of experimentation to get the desired coloration of your fibres, yarns and fabrics. Results also depend on the type, weight and make-up of the fibre, and water quality, temperature and length of time in the dye bath amongst many other factors. The type of mordants, dye assists and modifiers will also affect the resultant colour of your dyed materials.


This dye is supplied in 50g resealable pouches, and this amount will dye approximately 200-500grams of fibre depending on desired colour intensity.


Please store your dyes out of reach of children, out of sunlight and under dry conditions.











Kamala Natural Dye Powder - 50g

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