Verfmolen De Kat Windmill Champagne Chalk Verfmolen De Kat Windmill Champagne Chalk
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Verfmolen De Kat Windmill Champagne Chalk

Verfmolen De Kat

Verfmolen De Kat (The Paint Mill Cat) has been milling pigments by the power of the wind since 1781. A Dutch institution, colors from this famous windmill include Pannenrood - made from ground Dutch roof tiles - and Ultramrijn blauw - historically called Dutch Gold for its role in Dutch commerce. For those interested in Delft tiles, the color will be instantly recognizable.

This listing is for Champagne Chalk. This is natural, fine calcium carbonate in powder form, prepared from the pure, microcrystalline chalk from the Champagne region in France.

There is also a separate listing for 11 of De Kat's colored pigments here. You can use these pigments and binders to make your own crayons, colored chalks, or paints.

Designer and SMP friend, Merel Karhof, created a fantastic project, called Krijtjes - meaning Little Crayons - using De Kat's pigments. For full instructions, supplies and templates, please click here.

Here is a video of the mill, done for the Dutch Festival of Industry and Culture. It is in Dutch, but gives a wonderful overview of this fabulous structure and business.

The pigments are:

Plantaardige Indigo - Indigo Plant - 50 grams
Pannenrood - Ground Dutch Roof Tiles - 100 grams
Ultramrijn Blouw - Ultramarine Blue - 100 grams

Cutch of Cachou in Poeder - Cashew Powder - 200 grams
Meekrap Wortel - Meekrap Carrots (Brownish Orange) - 200 grams
Geelhout of Fustic - Yellow Wood or Fustic - 200 grams

Indisch Geel Imitatie - Imitation Indian Yellow - 50 grams
Cochenille - Cochenille (Soft Red) - 50 grams
Galappels - Oak Apple - 200 grams

Zeegroen - Sea Green - 100 grams
Driebrand of Roetzwart - Three Fired Black - 100 grams

To give an idea of weights:

  • 50 grams - 1.75 ounces
  • 100 grams - 3.5 ounces
  • 200 grams - 7 ounces
  • 1 kilogram - 35 ounces (2.2 pounds)

Verfmolen De Kat
Kalverringdijk 29
1509 BT Zaandam
The Netherlands