Natural Dyes

Betony Herb cut [100g]

£5.00 inc. VAT

A 100g pack of Betony Herb (Stachys officinalis).

The picture shows wool which has been mordanted with alum, then dyed with betony.

For cellulose fibres use either
Aluminium Acetate at 5% in a heated mordant bath.
Aluminium Lactate at 5% in either a cold or heated mordant bath.

Use this dye at 100% to WOF.

The left-hand skein shows how all the skeins originally came out of the dye pot. The other four were each dipped into a different modifier bath for approximately 10 minutes. From left-to-right these modifier baths were Citric Acid, Ammonia, Copper and Iron.

The dyed samples are as follows

Alum = khaki

Alum + citric acid = pale khaki

Alum + ammonia = khaki

Alum + copper = khaki

Alum + iron = green khaki


5 in stock

SKU B00-ND-045 Category

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