Natural dyestuffs - turkish madder, logwood, cochineal and locally gathered British dyeplants

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We are now able to supply many of the dyestuffs we use to produce the colours in our range of wools and silks. These include:

IMPORTED DYES
very high quality Turkish madder- good reds and oranges
logwood- purples
dyer's alkanet - slightly fugitive purples!
cochineal beetles (grind/crush with pestle and mortar or similar) - pinks

SUSTAINABLE LOCALLY GATHERED WILD PLANTS/GARDEN PLANTS
All of these dye various shades of yellow with an alum mordant and shades of green/gray/purplish gray with an iron mordant
weld - strongest clear warm yellow with alum, dark khaki with iron, darker khaki with both.
wild carrot - very strong good yellow with alum, greenish grey with iron, warm forest green with both
dandelion - strong yellow with alum
tansy - good mustard yellow with alum, dark forest green with iron and with both.
gipsywort - mustard yellow with alum, dark green/black with iron, green / black with both.
meadowsweet - bright chrome yellow with alum, gray with iron
purple loosestrife - mauve/ dark gray with iron, close to black with both.
hemp agrimony - greensih mustard yellow with alum, greenish black with iron
burdock - warm yellow with alum, cool dark green with iron, dark warm green with both
We will soon be publishing guides to using the mordants and dyestuffs - in the meantime please contact us if you need more information.



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    Very excited to get these - thanks for fast delivery!
    Jun 3, 2018 by Kathryn Black
    Thanks for prompt delivery. Good to experiment with natural dyes!
    Jun 3, 2018 by Kathryn Black
    Silk scarf dyed with cochineal then contact printed with Acer leaves.
    Nov 10, 2017 by Margaret Steeden
    Brilliant service and product thank you A☆
    Apr 6, 2017 by Nicola
    Brilliant service and product thank you A☆
    Apr 6, 2017 by Nicola

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