Natural Dyeing Information

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

If you would like to have a site listed, please send email to: Rosemary Brock


Botanicolor
Max Willis' site contains some nice information -- and wonderful images.

Brown with Walnut
From the Mannam Carpets, site, information on dyeing.

Cheap Dye Stuffs
This site, from Kathryn of the Hills includes a write up from an 1833 cookbook.

Chemistry of Indigo Dyeing
Verkler sells commercial dyeing equipment. Their site has some great information on it on indigo dyeing.

"Colors, Dyestuffs, and Mordants of the Viking Age: An Introduction" by Carolyn Priest-Dorman

Dark Age Colors
This SCA-related site shows a color wheel of naturally-dyed samples. Unfortunately, no directions

Dyeing with Barks
This site, from Kathryn of the Hills, includes four different methods of dyeing with bark.

Dyeing with Mushrooms
Hjšrdis Katarina Lundmark's site, showing her wonderful work with mushroom dyeing.

Dye Plants and Dyeing
From Timber Press, an informational source for dyers.

Dyes Used For Rug Yarns Their Characteristics and History
From the About Turkey site, information on the use of natural dyes in their rugs.

From Caveman to Chemist: Dyes
Part of this chemistry class, information on natural dyeing (including recipes).

Hand Dyeing with Margaret Rowe
Margaret Rowe's site shows some of her images on dyeing with these native plants.

"Guide to Dye Plants for Dyeing Wool & Textiles" by Susan Eshelman
This self-published book seems to contain a wealth of information.

Japanese Indigo
Besides selling the seeds so that you can grow your own indigo, Elizabeth includes instructions for dyeing with indigo.

"The Laboratory for Historical Colorants at UCLA" by David McJunkin, with Catherine McLean and Elizabeth C. Welsh
An article on a special UCLA Lab at the WACC (Western Association for Art Conservation) site.

A Lesson to Dye For
From the University of Minnesota, Duluth, an introduction to plant dyes.

Lichens and People
This site contains a huge list of the use of lichens. If you do a search of the page with the word "dye", you can find the lichens that are used for dyeing.

Medieval Gardens
This La Belle Compagnie site, discusses plants form the Medieval times, many of which were planted for dye sources.

Mordanting Wool
This site, from Kathryn of the Hills includes a chrome and an alum mordant recipe.

Mordants
From the Joy of Handspinning site.

Mountain Man Dyeing Discussion
This web site is from a collection of email of people recreating the history of the mountain men in the early 1800's.

"A Natural Dyeing Experience" by Birthe Pedersen
From Denmark, Birthe's site describes her experiences dyeing with mushrooms. And for those you can read Danish, more information.

"Natural Dye Research in the South Central Andes" by Vicki Cassman
An article on natural dyes at the WACC (Western Association for Art Conservation) site.

Natural Dyeing
From the Joy of Handspinning site.

Natural Dyeing with Oxalis Flowers
This site, from Janis Saunders, from the Fiber News.

Natural Dyes
The StainsFile area describes itself as being the online resource for Histotechnologists.

Natural Dyes in India
Dana's site includes some wonderful information (and examples) of this dyework.

Natural Dyes and Medicine
A well-documented, and accurate, article on natural dyes by Rosemary Jacobs.

Natural Dyeing: Helpful Hints
From the Joy of Handspinning site.

Natural Dyes International
A new organization for natural dyers.

Natural Plant Dyeing
From the Joy of Handspinning site.

Pagen and Lyoness' Dye Page
This site, from Janis Saunders, from the Fiber News.

Plant of the Month
Carol Todd's site has a page that changes each month to feature another natural dye plant.

Red with Madder
From the Mannam Carpets, site, information on dyeing.

Rug Dyes
From the Jacobsen Carpets, information on natural dyes used in traditional rugs.

Tapestries of Peru!
From the C/C Imports site, information on Peruvian tapestries.

Traditional Natural Dyes in Cambodian Ikat Weaving.
From the Khemara Silk site, information on using natural dyes for their Ikat weavings.

"Unlocking Nature's Color Magic" by Phyllis Rossiter Modeland
This article, at P. Modeland's site, describes the use of natural dyes by Carol Leigh.

The Woad Page
From the Rowan's Craftbook, information on this dye.

Yellow with Safflower
From the Mannam Carpets, site, information on dyeing.


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