Plantdye Material


Plantcolors and Mordant for natural dyeing.
We are using all those materials ourself, so the quality is proofed.
If you are looking for something that you do not find here, please contact us.
There is much more in stock than in the shop to see.

We always ship every packaging per item packed together. For example, 2kg of madder root and 500g of madder root in one order are packed together at 2.5kg.
If you want individual packaging of each item, please note this in the comment of your order.
 
Indigo Powder, natural
Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) for plantdying
This indigo powder is very clean and therefor it has a good dyepower and give deep color.
1a quality from El Salvador
 
Weight:
50g
100g ( +13,84 EUR )
17,45 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Indigo Dye Kit
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Get to know a simple kitchen with our Indigo Dyeing Kit. Consisting of 5g of Indigo tinctoria powder, 43ml of ammonia, 18g of hydrosulphite and 1 strand of wick wool with 100g, plus a short instruction.

The 5g of indigo are quite productive. You can also dye other materials. Cotton shirts, cotton shopping bags or wool cloths.
Use the dye until it is completely used up.
 
7,31 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Indigo Granules, synthethic
Fine, synthetic indigo granules for dyeing.
In application just like natural indigo.
The colour is strong and a slightly different blue than natural indigo.
 
Weight:
100g
50g ( -3,90 EUR )
5,09 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Logwood, chopped
Logwood (Haematoxylum campechianum) for blue and violet dyes.
Very nice on silk.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +9,02 EUR )
1kg ( +18,86 EUR )
2,49 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Reseda (Weld), chopped
Reseda luteola ((Reseda luteola, Dyers Weld) is one of the very less plants for a light- and washproofed yellow.
It gives a very shiny, almost neon, yellow.
For all other shades of yellow you can mix it with a bit of madder, coppersulfur etc.
Reseda do like hard water, give a bit of chalk into the dye.
Decoration is not included in the delivery.

 
Weight:
100g
500g ( +9,16 EUR )
1kg ( +19,89 EUR )
2,73 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Dyers Broom, chopped
Dyers Broom (Genista tinctoria) is one of the very less plants for a good light- and washproofed yellow.
It gives a shiny to golden yellow.

For all other shades of yellow you can mix it with a bit of madder, coppersulfur etc.
Broom do like hard water, give a bit of chalk into the dye.
Decoration is not included in the delivery.
 
Weight:
100g
500g ( +9,11 EUR )
1kg ( +18,96 EUR )
2,58 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Tansy for yellow dye, chopped
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is good for many shades of yellow.
You can use madder, walnutshells or other plants to change the color.
Tansy does not need hard water, but it likes it.
If you are not sure about your water, add a bit of chalk to the dye.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +4,11 EUR )
1kg ( +7,72 EUR )
1,05 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Birch leaves, chopped
NOT IN STOCK
Birch leaves (Betula pendula) for yellow dyes.
Birch dye a warm yellow on wool.
With iron sulphate or copper sulphate you can change the colour to olive or bronze tones.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +4,92 EUR )
1kg ( +10,14 EUR )
1,34 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Goldenrod (europ), chopped
Goldenrod for yellow dyes.
Goldenrod dye all shades of yellow, from light to warm shades.
Note: The european Goldenrod is the right one for plantdye, the american one does not have the same qualities for dyeing.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +5,26 EUR )
1kg ( +11,11 EUR )
1,55 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Heather (Erica) chopped
Heather for many shades of yellow.
 
Weight:
100g
500g ( +4,87 EUR )
1kg ( +10,72 EUR )
1,46 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Brazilian yellowwood
Brazilian yellowwood for yellow dyes on plantfiber or proteinfiber.
Very nice on silk and wool.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +7,90 EUR )
1kg ( +19,01 EUR )
2,53 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Marigold blooms (Calendula) for yellow and orange dyes
Marigold blooms (Calendulae floralis) for beautiful yellow and orange dyes.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +6,92 EUR )
1kg ( +15,21 EUR )
1,85 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Safflower, dyers thistle, for yellow to reddish dyes
Safflower is a very old dyers plant, the so called dyers thistle. 
In medieval times people used it to fake saffron dye. It give wonderfull yellow, golden up to purpelish red colors.
See the detail page
Weight:
100g
500g ( +11,60 EUR )
1kg ( +24,66 EUR )
3,51 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Turmeric for yellow dyes
Most people know turmeric root as a spice.
But it is also a very old asian dyers plant.
We recommend to use chopped one and not powder for less stains.
The colour curcumin is traditional used to dye plantfibers and paper, it works fine on proteinfiber as well but anyhow, it is not really lightproof.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +8,19 EUR )
1kg ( +16,96 EUR )
2,53 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Lady's Mantle Herb
Lady's Mantle herb (Alchemillae herba) is very nice for a wide range of yellow or green dyes.
Use it with a normal Alum - Tartar Mordant and maybe add some copper sufur or iron sulfur to the dye for more shades.
 
Weight:
100g
500g ( +8,58 EUR )
1kg ( +19,20 EUR )
2,34 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Dost (Origanum) for yellow and reddish dyeings
Dost (Origanum) is a well-known herb for dyeing.
It dyes beautiful yellow tones and is quite lightfast.
If you adjust the dyeing broth to sour or ferment the dost, you will get beautiful reddish tones.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +7,37 EUR )
1kg ( +11,76 EUR )
1,89 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Camomile flowers for yellow dyes
European chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita L.) for beautiful yellow dyes.
Best to use with wool on cold mordant AL, alum or tin mordant.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +10,87 EUR )
1kg ( +23,35 EUR )
2,78 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Barberry bark for yellow dyes
Barberry bark (Berberis vulgaris L.) for great yellowing.
Wool, silk or cotton can be dyed directly and without mordant.
The dyeing for protein fibres, i.e. wool and silk, gives the best results when the pH value is 6 - 5.5, slightly acidic.
We recommend 1kg bark for 1kg dyeing material.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +9,94 EUR )
1kg ( +22,62 EUR )
2,73 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Root of Madder (Krapp), choped
Root of Madder (Krapp) is to use for a wide range of red colors.
It is also called Common Madder, Dyer's Madder or the latin name Rubia Tinctorum.
Best to use with chalk and wheat bran. It make the water hard and the color more full.
Madder is good to mix with other plants in one dye.
 
Weight:
100g
500g ( +9,63 EUR )
1kg ( +19,67 EUR )
2,55 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Cochineal, crimson-dye scale insect
Cochineal for dyeing eggs and fibers in dark carmin up to light pink.
This dye is very productive.

We offer Cochineal in pieces and grounded.
It will always be grounded just before shipping.
Please note - only use grounded cochineal for dyeing!
 
Condition:
Pieces
Grounded ( +0,97 EUR )
Weight:
100g
500g ( +58,29 EUR )
1kg ( +130,43 EUR )
14,82 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Anatto (Arnotta bixa, Orleonseed) for orange dyes
Annatto (Orleonseed) is a dye for bright golden yellow and shiny orange.
Lat. name: Bix Orellana
Weight:
100g
500g ( +8,09 EUR )
1kg ( +17,45 EUR )
2,24 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Beard Lichen (treemoss) for orange-brown dyes, chopped
Beard Lichen, also called treemoss (Usnea barbata Lichen) for yellowish to orange-brown dyes.
We offer the Lichen chopped for better handling.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +11,45 EUR )
1kg ( +24,32 EUR )
2,97 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Santal - red sandalwood, chopped
Santal (Santali Rubri lignum), also called red sandalwood, is wonderful for orange-red to brown-red colors. (Dye Santilin)
Not to be confused with redwood (Brazilian wood with the dye Brasilin), which is under protection of species.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +8,31 EUR )
1kg ( +18,06 EUR )
2,41 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Tagetes bloom
Tagetes (Tagetes patula L.), also known as african marigold, gives a variety of yellow and orange dyes.
A fine smelling and well known dye with beautiful results.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +7,41 EUR )
1kg ( +16,28 EUR )
2,24 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Hibiscus flower
Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa) are giving on wool and silk beige to purple, depending on mordant and processing.
With classic alum - tartar mordant and a color 1: 1 (100g material, 100g hibiscus) you'll reach a slight purple hue, which can also be intensified by reinserting.
One should also like to try to change the ph-value of the water, this also changes the color.
Potash as an addition to the dye gives a rather greyish-greenish tone.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +5,31 EUR )
1kg ( +10,19 EUR )
1,51 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Ratanhia root for red dyes
Ratanhia root (Krameria lappacea) for beautiful reds.
With Ratanhia you can dye wool, cotton and silk without mordant in very beautiful shiny shades. 
If you want wool darker, you should mordant it.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +9,82 EUR )
1kg ( +20,93 EUR )
2,66 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Madder Extract (Rubia Cordfolia)
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Our madder root extract is a pure natural dye, extracted from the dried root of Rubia Cordifolia.
It can be used immediately for dyeing, soaking and boiling out as is not necessary when using normal madder root.
Of course, the material to be dyed must still be pre-treated normally.

See detail page for further information.
Weight:
50g
100g ( +8,29 EUR )
500g ( +83,34 EUR )
1kg ( +153,53 EUR )
12,18 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Dyer's Alkanna (Alkanet) for red and purple dyes
Alkanna (Alkanna tinctoria) is also called the dyer's alkanet or dyers' bugloss, orchanet.
Since the ancient times this root is used for make-up, so also today.
We sell the cut root.
Lat. Name: Alkanna tinctoria
Weight:
100g
500g ( +10,80 EUR )
1kg ( +23,47 EUR )
2,85 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Walnut shell, chopped
Chopped Walnut shells for plantdyeing.
Good for a light to medium brown.
For a dark brown or a chocolate brown please add ironsulfur or madder.
 
Weight:
100g
500g ( +6,48 EUR )
1kg ( +14,77 EUR )
1,80 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Buckthorn bark, chopped
The bark of the (alder) buckthorn (Frangula alnus) does give nice brown, orange and yellow colors.
It should be watered 2 days before dyeing. Bark always needs longer time in the water.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +5,36 EUR )
1kg ( +10,24 EUR )
1,46 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Oak bark, shredded
Oak bark for brown dyes.
Depending on the amount, mordant and additive, the oak bark turns light to dark brown.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +3,02 EUR )
1kg ( +6,82 EUR )
0,78 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Gallnut (nutgall, oak gall) chopped
Gallnat (Quercus infectoria) contains a lot of tannin. It is used for brown dyes.
To make a deeper brown, add gallnut to your walnut or oak bark dye. Water both for two days before you dye.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +10,63 EUR )
1kg ( +22,43 EUR )
2,91 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Black walnut shells cut for brown dyes
The American black walnut (Juglans nigra) has a very high tannin content and was already used by some Native American tribes to dye leather, bones and the like.
In contrast to the native walnut, the tannin content is approx. 40% higher, so it is well to use for darker shades.
The unbroken shells are hard as stone and are very difficult to crack.
Also good for dyeing on linen, cotton or hemp fibres.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +8,87 EUR )
1kg ( +16,67 EUR )
2,34 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Alder Cones for brown dyes
Alder cones (Alnus Glutinosa, black alder) dyes beautiful brown tones.
We recommend to use 150% of the material weight, otherwise the colour will be very light.
​The cones, just like the bark, must also be soaked for at least 24 hours before dyeing.
You can play wonderfully with different mixtures. Madder and Buckthorn bark is very suitable. There are also great results with copper and iron sulphate.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +8,09 EUR )
1kg ( +15,89 EUR )
2,63 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Catechu powder for redbrown dye
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Catechu powder is made from the ground heartwood of the acacia tree.
Usually different types of acacia are mixed.
It colors a reddish brown, especially beautiful in higher concentration.
Copper sulfate is often added to the coloring to deepen and vary the color.
Catechu can be colored up to 90°C.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +10,65 EUR )
1kg ( +19,50 EUR )
2,85 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Cold-Mordant (Alumina) for Plantdye
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An Alumina Mordant for plantdyeing of wool and silk.
Also to use for plantfibres, the dye will not be strong as on proteinfibres.
Soft for the fibre because it does not need to be heated anymore and the fibres do not began to felt.

100g are good for about 2,5kg fibres, yarn or fabric.

You will not need heat to prepare your yarn or fabric for dyeing. The mordant could be used until it is worn out.
Detailed instructions are within the delievery.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +5,36 EUR )
1kg ( +10,53 EUR )
1,36 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Tarapowder for Cotton and Linen
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Tara powder is obtained from the fruits of the tara bush (Caesalpinia spinosa fructus) from Peru.
It has a high content of tannin (tannic acid), which facilitates mordanting on cellulose fibers (all plant fibers).
The tara powder can also be used as a mordant on wool and silk.
Calculate 10% of the material to be dyed as a mordant.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +4,76 EUR )
1kg ( +8,66 EUR )
1,24 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Sodium dithionite (Hydrosulfite) for Indigo dyes
Sodium dithionite, known as Hydrosulfite, (Na2S2O4) is used to reduce the oxygen in the vat.
Indigo is a well known vat dye.
You also can resuscitate your dye if there is still enough indigo in the pott.
 
Weight:
100g
500g ( +6,38 EUR )
1kg ( +12,95 EUR )
1,62 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Sodium Carbonate (Soda ash)
Sodium Carbonate is also known als soda ash or washing soda. It is used for plantdyes, also for soap making or in the food industry.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +3,82 EUR )
1kg ( +8,60 EUR )
1,05 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Calcium hydroxide (slaked lime)
Calcium hydroxide (slaked lime, caustic lime)
95-100% pure, food grade.
We use the calcium hydroxide for indigo dyeing.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +4,64 EUR )
1kg ( +9,51 EUR )
1,21 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Wheat Bran for Madder (Krapp)
For a dye with madder (krapp) we recommend to use the same amount wheat bran.
Example: 1kg madder (krapp) = 1kg wheat bran.
It gives deeper colors.

Not suitable for madder root cold dyeing! Please use only madder root without wheat bran, as wheat bran initiates fermentation.
Cold dye should avoid possible fermentation.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +1,54 EUR )
1kg ( +3,39 EUR )
0,41 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Calcium carbonate
Especially Reseda (dyers weld) likes hard water for a shining color, also with madder root one can change by the water hardness the color lightly.
Here it helps, to add chalk to make the water hard.
As a tip: We always take on 200 ls of water 2 kgs of chalk.

Also known as Limestone; calcite; aragonite; chalk; marble; pearl; oyster.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +3,57 EUR )
1kg ( +7,37 EUR )
0,92 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Iron (II) sulfate, Iron sulfate
For iron mordant or a color change from yellow to olive or red to brown.
Also known as Ferrous sulfate, Green vitriol, Iron vitriol, Copperas, Melanterite, Szomolnokite.
It is a heptahydrate, a so called moistly salt which desolve faster in water.
You are using the same amount as with dry iron sulfate.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +3,43 EUR )
1kg ( +6,65 EUR )
0,86 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
Copper sulfate to mordant or aftertreatment
Copper sulfate, also known as cupric sulfate, or copper sulphate - CuSO4
It is used as a mordant or aftertreatment.
It gives the dyed a very nice copper tone, which one does not reach by dyeing in the copper pot alone.
Weight:
100g
500g ( +5,45 EUR )
1kg ( +10,52 EUR )
1,47 EUR
incl. 16% tax excl. Shipping costs
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