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Natural Dyes

The dyes that we sell are termed the exotic or historic natural dyes. They yield a good to excellent wash and light fastness when used in proper combination with mordants. We use them in our own studio and in our naturally dyed clothing.

A full palette of colors can be achieved by varying the mordants used and by blending dyes together (such as cutch and cochineal, or cochineal and madder, or madder and logwood). Overdying with indigo can make greens from osage or burgundies from madder. Some dyes are available in a very concentrated extract form.

For a thorough introduction to natural dyes including recipes please see our Natural Dye Info Sheet

 

Alkanet
Alkanet

Brazilwood
Brazilwood

Buckthorn
Buckthorn

Chamomile
Chamomile

Chestnut
Chestnut

Cochineal
Cochineal

Cutch
Cutch

Dyer's Broom
Dyer's Broom

Fustic
Fustic

Gallnut
Gallnut

Goldenrod
Goldenrod

Henna
Henna


Indigo

Lac
Lac

Logwood
Logwood

Madder
Madder

Marigold
Marigold

Myrobalan
Myrobalan

Osage
Osage

Pomegranate
Pomegranate

Quebracho
Quebracho

Safflower
Safflower

Sequoia
Sequoia

Sumac
Sumac

Symplocos
Symplocos

Tara style=
Tara

Black Walnut
Walnut

Weld
Weld

Woad
Woad


Natural Dye Kit
Natural Dye Kits