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Natural Dyes and Mordants

Alum
Aluminum Potasium Sulfate
used as a mordant in natural dyeing

Alum Mordant

Brazilwood
A natural dye substance that gives reds, purples, and pinks and corals.. Brazilwood can be obtained from several trees: Haematoxylum brasiletta, Caesalpinia sappan, C. echinata

Brazilwood Dye

Logwood
Haematoxylum campechianum
Logwood comes from a tree native to the West Indies and the Yucatan Peninsula. The heartwood yields a dye that gives pinks, blues, purples and greens depending on the mordants.

Logwood Dye

Osage Orange
Maclura pomifera
Osage Orange comes from a tree native to Arkansas and Texas. Its wood makes a clear lemon yellow dye.

Osage Orange Dye

Red Sandalwood
Pterocarpus antalinus
Red Sandalwood comes for a tree native to India and Indonesia. The dyesubstance is from the heartwood and yields oranges, browns and auburn shades of colour.

Red Sandalwood Dye
Tara Powder
Caesaipina Spinosa
– used as a mordant in natural dyeing of cottons and linens

Cotton Linen Mordant

Natural Dyes – EBay Watch

 

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Natural dyed w/ avocado superwash wool/nylon sock yarn, 430 yards, 4.0 oz - Current price: $22.00

Natural dyed w/ POMEGRANATE superwash wool/nylon sock yarn, 430 yards, 4.0 oz - Current price: $22.00

Natural dyed w/ Rosemary SW wool/nylon sock yarn, 430 yards, 4.0 oz - Current price: $22.00

Natural dyed w/ beets superwash wool/nylon sock yarn, 357 yards - Current price: $20.00

Koolaid dyed superwash wool/nylon sock yarn, 430 yards approx - Current price: $20.00

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