Flame of the Forest Dye

Flame of the Forest Natural Plant Dye Butea monosperma for 100 grams of fibre 20 grams Flame of the Forest Dye Powder Put Flame of the Forest 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 … Continue reading “Flame of the Forest Dye”

Eucalyptus Dyed Scarf

Having read India Flint’s wonderful book on eco colour and printing, I discovered that you can get some beautiful natural dyes using Eucalyptus leaves. So during a recent holiday in Corfu, I gathered a bag full of Eucalyptus leaves from the trees that were growing along the roadsides and thought I would give it a … Continue reading “Eucalyptus Dyed Scarf”

Sandalwood Natural Dye Recipe

Red Sandalwood Pterocarpus antalinus Red Sandalwood comes for a tree native to India and Indonesia. The dyestuff is from the heartwood and yields oranges, browns and auburn shades of colour. Time Required: 3 hours Use clean, premordanted wool or yarn. Measure the sandalwood (200% WOG) into a small dish. Add alcohol to cover and let … Continue reading “Sandalwood Natural Dye Recipe”