Sugar beetroots give rust and reddish colored natural dye, though the colour is not very colorfast and fades after time.
- Premordant 1/2 lb. wool fleece or yarn with Alum.
- Clean and cut 2 lb. of beets into small pieces and cook in 4 quarts of water for 1 hour.
- Strain the liquid, removing the beets.
- Add the premordanted wool yarn or fleece into the dyebath.
- Simmer for 1 hour.
- Drain and rinse the wool. Let dry.