Natural Dyes

Madder Root – Cut [100g]

£6.25 inc. VAT

Rubia tinctorium

This Natural Dye material contains just the roots. Will give the colours of red, brown, orange, pink and purple, depending on the quantity of roots used and the Mordants and modifiers used.

Use at 100% to weight of Fibre.

An Alum mordant is required for protein fibres.

A tannin and Alum mordant are required for all cellulose fibres.

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.

In the images below, the wool skein has been treated with (from top to bottom / left to right) Alum, Citric Acid, Ammonia, Copper Sulphate, Iron (Ferrous Sulphate).

The small wool skeins have been mordanted with Alum and then a modifier has been The dyed samples are as follows
Alum – no modifier = orange red
Alum + Citric Acid = orange
Alum + Ammonia = red
Alum + Copper = red orange
Alum + Iron = red purple

When all of the colours have been exhausted the used roots can be used as a starter for an Indigo Vat.

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

14 in stock

SKU B00-ND-053 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.