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Wild Colours natural dyes > Red dyes - grow them & dye beautiful reds

Madder & other Red Natural Dyes

Growing & harvesting the natural dye madder - Rubia tinctoria

Dyeing with the natural dye madder - Rubia tinctoria

Dyeing with the natural dye Brazilwood - Caesalpinia spp

Grow & harvest madder

Dyeing with madder

Dyeing with brazilwood

Dyeing with the natural dye Cochineal - Dactylopius coccus

Dyeing with Buckthorn bark | Wild Colours natural dyes

Dyeing with St Johns wort & other red natural dyes

Dyeing with cochineal

Dyeing with buckthorn bark

Safflower, St Johns wort, Ladies bedstraw & Dyers woodruff

madder & cochineal for sale

Natural red dyes have been used on textile fibre for four thousand years and there are at least forty different plants and insects that produce natural red dyes. Of these, dyeing with madder produces the most light-fast and wash-fast colours and madder dye is easy to grow in temperate climates.

Dyeing with cochineal and other reds obtained from insects is almost as light-fast as madder. Red-coloured woods, like brazilwood dye, yield vivid reds easily but they may eventually fade to brown. Safflower dye also produces reasonably good natural reds that gradually fade to pink.

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