Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Natural Dye plants used in RED....

 Good Morning All


As my blogs on natural dyeing on vintage linens have been very popular and sparked a lot of talks and emails I thought I would do lots of research for myself and share with you.

Today is about RED.  Below is the plants recommended to dye red with, I would also like to add that beetroot is very effective as well as you know.

I think natural dyeing is the way forward on vintage fabrics and I am enjoying dabbling in this immensely.......

This is a start of  the colours you can naturally dye fabrics and wools with.... I hope you enjoy.




PLANTS WHICH DYE RED


Birch (Betula alba) Fresh inner bark


Bed-straw (Gallium boreale) Roots


Brazilwoods - various leguminous tree bark
Cochineal - (Coccus Cacti) Insect

Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) Roots


Dyer's Woodruff (Asperula tinctoria) Roots


Evergreen Alkanet (Anchusa sempervirens)


Gromwell (Lithospermum arvense)


Lady's Bedstraw (Gallium verum) Roots


Marsh Potentil (Potentilla Comarum) Roots


Madder (Rubia Tinctorum) Roots


Potentil (Potentilla Tormentilla) Roots


Why not give it a go yourself.


Happy Stitching!



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