Monday, February 11, 2013

Exclusive Vat Dyes Now Available In Australia!!

For some time in this country I have been trying to get hold of some vat dyes, mainly Indigosol and Indanthren. I had briefly seen them in operation at art school by the students in the year ahead of us. They were fazed out by the time it became our turn. After years of trying to track them down only to find original suppliers had gone out of business or sold up to someone else who never restocked I gave up and bought from overseas! I purchased Indigosol from India and Indanthren from Denmark and I was not disappointed!!!! They are divine!!!.

For dyers who are familiar with Indigo dyeing you will love this process It is Indigo in a spectrum of colours!, and is very possible to achieve the same beautiful oxidation marks.
The process is fabulous for batik as they are are cold process are boil proof and will not run even in a mixed dyebath, in other words you can over dye yellow or red in a bath of blue with no contamination of the colours it is also possible to add white fabric to the dyebath as well and get a true blue! A perfect medium for workshops.

Read our New Tutorial page on Vat Dyes here

And purchase our fabulous dyes here!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Spiro Delights

I have been playing around with spirograph designs You know the gorgeous spirals you used to make with those gear thingys when you were a kid?
Well I found a couple of sets of them and have been having lots of fun!!!
The result is some new fabrics have made their way into my store!!
You can find them here;

Oh and the wonderful very colourfast Vat dyes Rainbows End has imported from Denmark will be added to our store next week as well. A How to use them page will be added right here in my blog!!!:)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Give away!!

Sorry this is a little late as I spent the weekend cleaning up storm damage from the previous weekend! So better late than never!

As I previously wrote ;this month Rainbows End will be providing a custom service the have your child's art work printed to either a fabric length or a custom dyed T Shirt.

 Just like this one, the design has been provided by my gorgeous 4 year old grand daughter Lila!

These are not digitally printed they are done the old fashioned way using colourfast pigment inks. Also all the dyes used by Rainbows End are either the sun print colourfast pigments or colour washfast boil proof vat dyes So you can be sure your item will not run in the wash and will be long lasting.

Not only am I offering a Tee custom created in your child size, completely FREE, but also the chance of buying a length of homespun cotton fabric at a discount of of 10% off the regular price.

Homespun custom lengths will retail at $18 per 50cms or $28 per metre. T Shirts will retail at $25.

I am still working out how to include the custom slot into my shop site So in the meantime if you wish to be in the draw

Simply like our facebook page and share this give away on facebook! All existing likers will be entered in my draw if they SHARE this giveaway on their wall.

For my readers who do not have a facebook account simply leave a comment here and link your blog to this post :)

The draw is, on the 11th of February!!! Good luck