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Natural Dyes

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  • Alkanet Root

    Roots from the plant Alkanna tinctoria; also known
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  • Aluminum Acetate

    An alternative mordant to Alum.  Often used a
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  • Annatto Seeds

    Annatto is a spice and a natural color that is der
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  • Brazilwood Extract

    Brazilwood Extract Dating back to the 12th centur
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  • Brazilwood Powder

    Brazilwood Powder Dating back to the 12th century
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  • Chestnut Extract

    Chestnut (Castanea sativa) is a native to Southern
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  • Cochineal Bugs

    The Cochineal bug is found in desert locations in
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  • Cochineal Extract

    Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) is a scale ins
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  • Copper Sulfate

    It can be used as both an after-bath to adjust an
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  • Cutch Extract

    The best variety of cutch (Acacia catechu) is comm
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  • Fustic Liquid Extract

    Fustic (old fustic, yellowwood, Dyer's mulberry) i
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  • Gallnut Extract

    Produced from the tannin rich galls (resembles a n
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Natural Dyes

Natural Dyes

Natural dyes are colorants derived from plants, insects, minerals, or fungi.  Natural dyes have a beauty and depth of color that cannot quite be obtained with synthetic dyes. Chemical colors tend to be harder and sharper and so need to be carefully color matched while it is often said that the warm, soothing naturally dyed colors display harmony in any combination and become even more beautiful with age.

Click here for a full description of what plants produce which colors and the different types of mordants.

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