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.


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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