Natural Dyes and Dyeplants

Alum Mordant
How to make an alum mordant for dyeing wool yarns.
How to Make a Solar Oven
Dye yarns in a cardboard box with solar power.
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Rhubarb leaves can be used as a mordant
A recipe for dyeing with Cochineal.
Dye Plants
Birch, Delphiniums, avocado, cabbage and other dye plants.
Easter Egg Dye Project
Dye some eggs and wool this Easter with natural dyes you can find in your kitchen.
Indigo - Saxon Blue
Directions for dyeing with Saxon Blue, a pre-mixed Indigo solution.
Mordant for Linen
How to make a mordant for linen and cotton yarns.
Blue Skirts Golden Belts
Viking Age textiles in Finland may have used mushroom dyes for vivid colour.
Mushroom Dyes
Dye Recipes and instructions for dyeing yarn with mushrooms  
Natural Dyes and Mordants
How to use Alum and Tin mordants for dyeing wool yarn.
Natural Dye Plants
Recipes and information about using commonly found vegetable dye plants.
Print Making and Stenciling
A printmaking workshop using natural dyes in Finland.  
Tin Mordant
How to make a mordant for linen and cotton yarns.
Using Natural Dyes
How to dye wool with Brazilwood, Indigo and Osage Orange.
Lichens and Dyes
Lichens have been used as a food source, medicine and a dyestuff for centuries.
Mineral Dyes
Rhubarb Root Dye
A natural dye recipe for dyeing with rhubarb roots to make yellow, orange or red shades.
Brazilwood Dye
How to Dye shades of pinks with Brazilwood.
Madder Root Dye
Cochineal Dye
Dye pinks and reds with natural dye Cochineal
Sandalwood Dye Recipe
Plant Dyes
An assortment of plants that produce colour.
Natural Dyes and Mordants
A table of some natural dyes, mordants and recipes.
Urine, Fleece and Natural Dyes
Did you know that urine has been used as a mordant for natural dyes?

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Natural Dye Plants
Natural dye plants that you can pick in the wild or grow in your garden, with recipes for making the dyes.
Natural Dyes
Information and dye recipes for using natural and vegetable dyes and mordants.
Dyes and Mordants
A table of recipes for natural dyes and mordants.
Mushroom Dyes
Recipes and information about dyeing with fungi.
Dye Information
Information about working with dyes and colour.
Dye Lessons
Dye lessons and projects for the classroom.
Synthetic Dyes
Information about working with synthetic dyes.


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Dyes and Mordants

Natural Dye Books

The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes for Modern Use
Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
A Weaver's Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
Craft of the Dyer: Colour from Plants and Lichens
A Dyer's Garden
The Chemistry of Natural Dyes (Palette of Color Series)
Natural Dyestuffs and Industrial Culture in Europe, 1750-1880 (European Studies in Science History and the Arts, 2)
Colour Cauldron
Mushrooms for Color
The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide
Complete Natural Dyeing Guide


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