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Natural Dyes

Logwood Chips [100g]

£5.00 inc. VAT

Haematoxlon campechianum

This dye comes from the inner bark of the Logwood Tree. These chips can be used several times, use at a rate of 10% to weight of fibre. For darker dyes use at a stronger rate up to 20%.
The colours produced range from violet, mauve, grey. Black can be achieved with the help of an iron modifier.

An Alum mordant is required for protein fibres.

A tannin and Alum mordant are required for all cellulose fibres. If required you can use the following

Aluminium Acetate at 5% in a heated mordant bath.
or
Aluminium Lactate at 5% in either a cold or heated mordant bath.
The skeins have been mordanted with Alum and modified.
The dyed samples are as follows
Alum – no modifier = blue
Alum + Citric Acid = brown
Alum + Ammonia = blue
Alum + Copper = blue
Alum + Iron = dark blue

Not food safe, so please do not make a drink with this dye.

3 in stock

SKU B00-ND-051 Category

International Customers: Please make sure your country will accept plant material through the post, we will not be responsible for any item refused or destroyed by border control.