Natural Dyes

Natural Dyed Yarns
Natural Dyed Yarns

Natural Plant dyes and recipes.


Recipes and information about using commonly found vegetable dye plants.

Plant Dyes and Mordants

Alum Mordant
How to make an alum mordant for dyeing wool yarns.
Cochineal
A recipe for dyeing with Cochineal.
Dye Plants
Birch, Delphiniums, avocado, cabbage and other dye plants.
Easter Egg Dye Project
Dye some eggs and wool this Easter with natural dyes you can find in your kitchen.
Indigo – Saxon Blue
Directions for dyeing with Saxon Blue, a pre-mixed Indigo solution.

Mordant for Linen
How to make a mordant for linen and cotton yarns.
Blue Skirts Golden Belts
Viking Age textiles in Finland may have used mushroom dyes for vivid colour.
Natural Dyes and Mordants
Using Alum and Tin mordants for dyeing wool yarn.
Tin Mordant
How to make a mordant for linen and cotton yarns.
Using Natural Dyes
Dyeing wool with Brazilwood, Indigo and Osage Orange.

Lichens and Dyes
Lichens have been used as a food source, medicine and a dyestuff for centuries.
Rhubarb Root Dye
A recipe for dyeing with rhubarb roots to make yellow, orange or red shades.
Brazilwood Dye
How to Dye shades of pinks with Brazilwood.
Cochineal Dye
Dye pinks and reds with Cochineal
Plant Dyes
An assortment of plants that produce colour.
Urine, Fleece and Natural Dyes
Did you know that urine has been used as a mordant for natural dyes?

Natural Dyes Index

AMAZON Natural Dye Books

 


Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
Botanical Colour at your Fingertips
The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home
A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer’s Field Guide


Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes
A Heritage of Colour: Natural Dyes Past and Present by Jenny Dean (2014-06-10)
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes for Modern Use

EBAY – NATURAL DYES


NATURAL DYES – US
NATURAL DYES – UK

Last Updated on June 30, 2021 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi