Wild Colours natural dyes home

Change text size?

close menu
 

Wild Colours 

 

Buy an indigo dye kit - dye with natural dyes

Indigo dye kit!

Wild Fibres - natural fibres for felting, spinning & dyeing!

Wild Fibres - natural fibres for felting, spinning & dyeing

Wild Paper handmade paper for printing, artists & gift wrap

Wild Paper - handmade paper for computer printing, artists & wrapping presents

 

Other Blue Dyes

        Wild Colours - Exciting colours from Natural Dyes

 

Wild Colours natural dyes > blue dye plants > other blue dyes

Other Blue Natural Dyes


Logwood, Alkanet and False Alkanet are the principal blue dyes apart from woad and indigo.

1. Logwood

2. Alkanet

3. False Alkanet

Buy logwood chips for dyeing




1. Logwood (Haematoxylum or Haematoxylon campechianum)

The tree comes from Mexico and Belize in Central America and the wood chips produce violet, purple, black and grey colours. Read more about dyeing with logwood here.

Buy logwood dye extract





2. Alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria)

Two plants of the borage family are called alkanet and there is some confusion in the literature as to which is which. Alkanna tinctoria is the true alkanet, and its roots produce a purple dye used in textiles and soap - read more about alkanet here...

3. False Alkanet (Anchusa officinalis)

This plant is also known as Common Bugloss or Common Anchusa and is a perennial plant of the Borage family like true Alkanet.

It grows to nearly two metres tall, is very hairy, and has beautiful deep blue flowers .

The roots produce a purple dye, but they do not yield anywhere near as much dye as the true alkanet. I am still waiting for my plant to spread, so that I can dig up some roots to try it out.

Top of Page

 

Logwood chips

Buy logwood dye chips

Logwood dyed wool

Logwood dyed wool - a blue natural dye



False alkanet dye plants

False Alkanet flowers - a blue natural dye

False Alkanet dye plant - a blue natural dye

How to contact us:-

Wild Colours natural dyes
Studio I-401, The Custard Factory
Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA, UK

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

[search] [Contact us] [Ordering] [International] [About us] [Site map] [Links]


UK Postage
4.95p on orders up to 60 in value & free over 60 in UK

Delivery to Europe + rest of World click here

Special & Next Day Delivery

Last updated on 28 November 2016
Website & photos by Mike Roberts ©2006-16 Wild Colours natural dyes

 

Site Search Site Search