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ONLINE DYE SUPPLIES STORES

CANADA: Maiwa Natural Dyes

USA: Botanical Colours + Dharma Trading + A Verb For Keeping Warm

FRANCE: Couleur Garance 

U.K: Wild Colours + George Weil

 

WHAT PLANTS GIVE WHAT COLOURS?

RED/PINKS: Some Lichen, Madder, Brazilwood, Safflower, Ladies Bedstraw, Cochineal, Avocado, Hibiscus, Pear Bark, Elm Bark

ORANGE: Coreopsis, Cutch, Annatto, Coreopsis Flowers, Eucalyptus Leaves, Rhubarb Roots, Madder Roots,

YELLOW/GOLD: Weld, St.Johns Wort, Chamomile, Pomegranate, Fustic, Goldenrod, Weld, Yellow Onion Skins, Buckthorn Berry, Gorse flowers, Marigold, Heather, Safflower, Coreopsis Flowers, Yellow Cosmos, Hawthorn, Dahlia Flowers, Daffodil Flowers, Sumac Leaves, Dock Leaves, Tansy Flowers & plant tops, Dandelion Flowers & leaves

GREEN: Yarrow Tops, Alder, Birch, Dyer’s Chamomile, Rosemary, Olive, St.Johns Wort, Fustic, Goldenrod, Weld, Rhubarb root, Saffron, Marigold, Heather, Safflower, Coreopsis, Hawthorn, Dahlia Leaves & Stems, Ivy Leaves, Dock Leaves, Comfrey, Tansy Flowers & plant tops, Nettle

BLUE: Indigo, Woad

VIOLET: Logwood, Dyer’s Alkanet, Hibiscus Flowers, Some Lichen, Dark Flowers of Hollyhock, Elderberry, Blackthorn Fruits, Mahonia Berries, BlackBerries

 

BOOKS: 

Wild Colours by Jenny Dean