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Wild Colours - Exciting colours from Natural Dyes

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Natural dyes produce an extraordinary diversity of rich and complex colours as well as unexpected results, making them exciting to use.

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Buy wool for dyeing and knitting

Buy natural dyes, dye extracts, seeds & mordants

Buy Hazel Rose looms & Rakestraw spinners

Buy Natural Dye kits & Wool for dyeing


What dyes should I choose? (click on a photo)

cut madder roots - red colours - natural dyes

chamomile flowers - yellow colours - natural dyes

alkanet - blue colours - natural dyes

Red Colours
Madder, Brazilwood, Cochineal, Safflower, Ladies' Bedstraw, Dyers' Woodruff & St John's Wort

Yellow Dyes
Weld, Dyers Greenweed, Coreopsis & Chamomile, Fustic, Tansy, Dock, Goldenrod, Onion

Blue Dyes
Indigo, Japanese Indigo, Woad, Alkanet & Logwood


What are natural dyes?
Most natural dyes come from dye plants, the best-known ones including madder, brazilwood, logwood, weld, woad and indigo. Some natural dyes, such as cochineal, come from insects, or from mineral sources.

Madder, weld and other dye plants have been used for thousands of years. Until the late 1800s when synthetic dyes came into common use, textile colours came from the use of natural dyes. Natural dyeing can, however, easily become the future. Natural dyes are a renewable resource and not dependent on petroleum as are many synthetic dyes.

Providing alum is used as a mordant, plant dyes use no toxic or polluting chemicals, and the organic matter left over from dye plants can be put on the compost. Combined with the natural colours of wool and cotton, natural fabric dyes such as indigo and cochineal are arguably the only possible colours for dyeing organic textiles. Read more about natural dyes and buy natural dyes here.

 


Dyeing with Natural Dye Extracts
Although it is very exciting to dye fibre directly from plants that you have grown yourself, natural dye extracts are economical, very concentrated and easy to repeat a colour. They save time as they do not require lengthy pre-soaking and simmering, and dye extracts can be mixed to obtain different dye colours. Read more about natural dye extracts here and buy dye extracts here.

How do I start with natural dyes? (opens a new page)

What are the differences between natural & synthetic dyes? (opens a new page)

Customer Comments:
Thank you for your prompt response to my order for dye seeds which I received today.
I am writing to say that I find your websites very interesting and will definitely be making other orders very soon! Best wishes and "bonne continuation" (as the French say!). Wendy from France

I loved your website, we can feel your heart in it and it's great.  Audrey from France

"Fascinating and useful site. Must have taken a lot of effort to research and maintain it.’ David Finnegan, Southport

‘Brilliant service. Finding your website really informative.’ Claire from Shipley, UK

'Wow! Thank you so much for sending me my parcel in record time – I was amazed and delighted! I am just starting out with natural dyeing of our own alpacas' yarn and so it is very exciting to be in a position to get going.'  Carole from Cairndinnis Alpacas

'Just to let you know that I've been really impressed with your service and the quality of the materials and information on the website.' Clare http://clarabellacraft.blogspot.com/

“Thank you for the super quick delivery!” Estelle Faust, Harrow

“Hello! You have a wonderful website! So much information! I love all the dyes you have and your product list is fantastic! Just what I'm looking for.” Anne McEnroe, California, USA

'I received the parcel two days ego. All is perfect. Thank you very much. And special thanks for flyers. I visited your other websites and found some very interesting things!' Dmitry Sukhoverkov, Moscow, Russia

What's new on this website?

2015

 

24 Jul

New - 6” Triangle Hazel Rose multi loom!

23 Jul

4” Triangle & 4”x6” multi looms back in stock

17 Jun

Mayan indigo now has 42% indigotin

30 May

Tannic acid back in stock

22 May

How to use Myrobalan extract as dye & mordant

20 May

New - Myrobalan dye extract & mordant

04 May

New - Artists watercolours with natural plant dyes

18 Mar

Fustic extract is back in stock!

14 Mar

3 1/2” Diamond & 14” Triangle Hazel Rose looms in stock

09 Mar

Hats & Bags - a new Hazel Rose loom projects book

2014

 

05 Dec

New - lace-weight Merino yarn for dyeing & knitting

04 Dec

New - British BFL 4 ply / Sock wool

14 Oct

6” Hazel Rose multi pin looms back in stock

26 Sep

New - buy Lac dye extract

26 Aug

Buy Tamil Nadu indigo - now in 500 grams

30 Jun

You can now buy a Gift Voucher on Wild Colours!

26 Jun

International orders - what you need to know

20 Jun

New - Buy Indigo Dye Kits here

04 Jun

New - the Hazel Rose Heart looms have arrived!

14 Apr

Falklands DK wool for dyeing back in stock

28 Feb

New - buy Tamil Nadu indigo from India!

 

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