>

How To Dye With Bloodroot

How To Mordant Cotton and Linen
Bloodroot natural plant dye has been used by First Nations to dye wool yarns, yielding reds, pink and orange colours.

 

Difficulty Level:

Average

Time Required:

4 hours


Here’s How:

     

  1. When handling dyestuffs, use rubber gloves to avoid absorbing the dye into your skin.
  2. Cut the roots of the bloodroot plant into small pieces and soak in water for 2 hours.
  3. Bring the water to boil.
  4. Add clean, premordanted wool into the dyebath.
  5. Simmer for 1/2 hour.
  6. Remove the wool and add Glauber’s salts to the dyebath. Stir well.
  7. Put the wool back in and simmer another 1/2 hour.
  8. Let the dyebath cool and remove the wool.
  9. Rinse and allow to dry.

 


Tips:

  • Using Alum as mordant, you will get reds.
  • Tin mordant will give pinks.
  • No mordant will yield orange shades.
  • Glauber’s Salt (Sodium sulphate) is used as a levelling agent, to even out the dye colour. You can use table salt instead. 

    Cherokee Natural Dyes
    A bloodroot natural dye recipe for dyeing commercial cane.

    How To Make an Alum Mordant
    How To Make a Tin Mordant
    Natural Dyes and Mordant Recipes
    MSDS – Aluminum Potassium Sulfate

    Natural and Plant Dyes

    [amazon_search design=”2″ width=”300″ market_place=”” color_theme=”Default” default_search_term=”natural dyes” search_index=”Books” columns=”1″ rows=”3″ outer_background_color=”#8aafe5″ inner_background_color=”” background_color=”” border_color=”” header_text_color=”#FFFFFF” linked_text_color=”” body_text_color=”” shuffle_products=”True” show_image=”True” show_price=”True” show_rating=”True” rounded_corners=”False”/]

    Natural Dyes – EBay Watch

     

    Ebay Finds

    - Current price: $19.51

    Jacquard Products Jacquard Cochineal Natural Dye, 1-Ounce, New, Free Shipping - Current price: $13.72

    Jacquard Products Jacquard Alum, 1 Pound - Current price: $15.15

    Jacquard Products Jacquard Alum 1-Pound - Current price: $12.44

    Jacquard Products JAC9500 Jacquard Mehndi Henna Kit NEW - Current price: $13.11

    Jacquard Cochineal 4 Oz Jar - Current price: $49.99

  • Comments are closed.

    This page last edited on July 24, 2013

    by


    All Fiber Arts by Paivi Suomi is licensed under a
    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

    Advertisements

    This website contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links. This helps to cover the costs of keeping this website alive. Thank you for your support.

    Facebook

    Join our new Facebook Group
    AllFiberArts Facebook Group

    Paivatar Workshops

    50 Shades of Colour
    • Dyeing to Print! (Coupeville, WA)
      MX dyes are versatile – taking artists from the bucket to the print table in the course of one afternoon. The emphasis in this workshop is on thickened dye and the many exciting ways the dye can be applied....
    • Book Making: Exposed Stitch Eco Journal (Bulverde, TX)
      Carrie Avery brings us a technique featuring a beautiful exposed stitch, meaning the binding is visible from the outside of the book. The result is a rustic and organic book with a hint of romance, ideal...
    • Wandering with India Flint: New Mexico (Abiquiu, Taos, Santa Fe, NM)
      India will be traveling to New Mexico from her farm in the deep south of Australia to share her wandering spirit and creative gifts with us. She is best known for developing the highly distinctive eco-print,...
    • Fiber + Paper + Ink (Coupeville, WA)
      Fibre + Paper + Ink explores in depth the layering and design opportunities of these three wonderful mediums. Paper and Ink incorporated with more traditional felting fibers opens up new possibilities...