Fungi Dye: Hapolopilus Rutilans

Hapilopilus rutilans Mushroom Dye Hapalopilus rutilans FI: Okrakaapa SW: lysticka 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 skein Rinse the clean washed yarn in cool water Add the yarn into the cool mordant bath and bring … Continue reading “Fungi Dye: Hapolopilus Rutilans”

Natural Dyes

Dye recipes, and projects for the natural and organic dyer

Using Natural Dyes

Natural dyes: brazilwood, osage orange, indigo

Natural Dyes – Sandalwood

How To Dye Sandalwood recipe

Natural Dyes – Rhubarb Leaf Mordant

How To Make a Rhubarb leaf mordant recipe

Anti-microbial Effects of Natural Dyes

Anti-microbial Effects of Natural Dyes Natural dyes are a good thing. In my research, I came across numerous research studies that have been done in the past several years about dye plants and their effectiveness against harmful microbes such as: Escherichia coli Sarcina lutea Proteus vulgaris Bacillus subtilis Klebsiella pneumoniae Staphylocccus aures Enterococcus faecalis Saccharomyces … Continue reading “Anti-microbial Effects of Natural Dyes”