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Haematoxylum campechinanum – also known as Bloodwood
This Natural Dye extract is made from the inner bark of the tree. The colours achieved from Logwood range from violet, grey and black.
Adding Iron to the dye bath at the end will give you a nice deep navy blue/black.
Mix this powder into a paste before adding to your dyebath.
Use at no more than 5% dye stuff to fibre for violets, can increase the quantity slightly for deeper shades.
An Alum mordant is required for protein fibres.
A tannin and Alum mordant are required for all cellulose fibres.
Not food safe, so please do not make a drink with this dye.
In the image below, the wool skein has been treated with (from top to bottom) Alum, Citric Acid, Ammonia, Copper Sulphate, Iron (Ferrous Sulphate).
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