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        Wild Colours - Exciting colours from Natural Dyes

Buy Natural Dyes from dye plants


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

Buy natural dyes and dye extracts

Buy Hazel Rose quilt looms and needles

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, Pomegranate, Onion

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

Shibori dyeing

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?



19 Nov

Save on 7” triangle looms & 2” x 6” multi looms!

07 Nov

New - 250 gram pack Titanium oxalate - save 4.50

28 Aug

New page on mordanting with Titanium oxalate

28 Aug

New - Titanium oxalate mordant for sale

14 Mar

100 gm Mayan Indigo now back in stock

08 Feb

New indigo blocks including small indigo cakes



05 Sep

Wild Colours now defaults to mobile site on iPads & tablets

30 Aug

Tamil Nadu indigo 100 gms & 500 gms is back in stock!

22 Jun

NEW - cut English madder

19 Jun

Extracts - dyeing with Cochineal, Sorghum & Goldenrod

19 Apr

Dye with Buckthorn bark & buy buckthorn bark here

12 Apr

Special offer on 12” loom - SAVE 10!

22 Feb

You can now buy Next Day delivery here

31 Jan

From 01 Feb, we have changed our address - see footer



25 Oct

Dyeing with Pomegranate & Buy Pomegranate rind

18 Oct

New - photos of projects dyed with natural dyes!

12 Aug

Paypal shopping cart error corrected

13 May

Persian Berry extract is now under Buckthorn extract

27 Apr

Larger indigo blocks now available

21 Apr

Falklands DK wool is back in stock

11 Mar

We now sell English ground madder

10 Mar

Quilt Weaver needles back in stock

03 Feb

New pages on Logwood Dye & Dyeing with Logwood


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Wild Colours natural dyes, Studio 319, Scott House, The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4DT, UK

Contact Teresinha for enquiries
Tel:    +44 (0)7979 770865
email: info@wildcolours.co.uk

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