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Alkanet Root Plant Dye Recipe

Alkanet Root Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres Alkana Tinctoria

for 100 grams of fibre 20 grams Alkanet Root Rhubarb Dye Powder Soak the Alkanet in a glass jar overnight with a bit of alcohol. This helps to release the dye pigment from the Alkanet. I leave the jar outside as the […]

Himalayan Rhubarb Natural Dye Recipe

Himalayan Rhubarb Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres Rheum Emodi

for 100 grams of fibre 20 grams Himalayan Rhubarb Dye Powder Put Himalayan Rhubarb into dye pot. Let simmer in dyepot for +1 hour at 50 deg. Add pre-mordanted wool yarn and sample fabrics. Let simmer in dyepot for +1 hour. Remove […]

Brazilwood Dye on Linen and Cotton

Brazilwood Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres Caesalpinia Sappan

for 100 grams of fibre 20 grams Brazilwood powder – Caesalpinia Sappan Put Brazilwood dye powder into dye pot. Let simmer in dyepot for +1 hour at 50 deg. Add pre-mordanted wool yarn and sample fabrics. Let simmer in dyepot for +1 hour. […]

Madder Root Dye On Linen

Madder Root Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres

All cellulose fibres, yarns and fabrics must be scoured prior to mordanting or dyeing. Please see my previous article on how to do this. How to Scour Linen

For these samples, I used several different linen and cotton fabrics as well as wool yarn.

Fungi Dye: Phaeolus schweinitzii

Phaeolus schweinitzii – Mushroom Dyes Karhunkaapa (FI)

Phaeolus schweinitzii – Yellow, gold

Alum Mordant

3 litres water 25 grams alum 10 grams cream of Tartar Bring to boil and then let cool 100 gram wool yarn tied in skeins Rinse the clean washed yarn in cool water Add the yarn […]

Cochineal Dye Recipe

How to Dye pinks and reds with Cochineal […]

How To Make an Alum Mordant

A simple how to recipe for making an alum mordant, used for natural dyeing […]

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