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2lbs Georgia Red Clay - Natural Dye - Organic Red Clay

+ $12.95 shipping
+ $12.95 shipping

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Handmade
Made in Dahlonega, Georgia

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Collected directly from our own land in the scenic North Georgia mountains, this minimum 2 pound bag of Georgia red clay is a wonderful source of natural dye or terrific for use in other crafting or holistic practices. For use as a dye, read on:

As a dye, we've made lovely terracotta-colored cotton shades and draperies by simply mixing some of this red clay with hot water to make a slurry, then immersing 100% cotton cloth in the slurry (for example, in a bucket) and stirring. Let the mixture sit as long as you desire for the color intensity you'd like - the photos show cotton sheeting that was left to soak for 5 days in the dye bath; the interesting mottling is a result of not totally pulverizing the clay mix; more consistent coloration can be easily achieved by grinding or pulverizing the clay into uniform, fine particles - one simply way to dos this is by rolling over the desired amount of clay with a rolling pin or heavy can (or wine bottle!) in a sealed zip lock bag.

As anyone who's raised an active child in rural north Georgia can tell you, this color will not easily come out in the laundry. In our personal experience, the dye color, without any type of mordant, retained its lovely color and intensity for at least 15 years (at which point we re-decorated).

You will receive at least 2 pounds of organic red clay - technically it will be a clay-loam mixture but heavy on the clay. This is freshly dug from our organic property and may include some chaff and small gravel bits that we've missed - we try to remove as much of the non-clay material as we can. Please convo us if you'd like multiple bags or quantities other than 2 lbs. Clay has been oven-dried for at least 2 hours.

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Please note: due to California regulations, we cannot ship this product to California. Thank you for your understanding.



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