Natural Dyes – Brazilwood

Brazilwood
Brazilwood

Brazilwood natural dye gives crimsons, purples and pinks on premordanted yarns.

Difficulty Level:
Average
Time Required:
4-5 hours

Brazilwood Chips
Brazilwood Chips

Here’s How:

  1. Use clean, premordanted wool or yarn.
  2. Measure the Brazilwood chips (100% – 200% WOG) into a small dish.
  3. Add alcohol to cover, and let stand for 2 hours.
  4. Put treated Brazilwood into a nylon stocking and add into a heated dyepot for an hour.
  5. Add the premordanted fibre or yarn into the dyepot and simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Allow the dyepot to cool.
  7. Remove the fibre or yarn from the dyepot, rinse and let dry.

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Last Updated on May 18, 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