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.
- When handling dyestuffs, use rubber gloves to avoid absorbing the dye into your skin.
- Cut the roots of the bloodroot plant into small pieces and soak in water for 2 hours.
- Bring the water to boil.
- Add clean, premordanted wool into the dyebath.
- Simmer for 1/2 hour.
- Remove the wool and add Glauber’s salts to the dyebath. Stir well.
- Put the wool back in and simmer another 1/2 hour.
- Let the dyebath cool and remove the wool.
- Rinse and allow to dry.
Cherokee Natural Dyes
A bloodroot natural dye recipe for dyeing commercial cane.