Natural Dye colors – from which sources

http://www.allnaturaldyeing.com/natural-dye-colors/

Natural Dyeing – Reds

Cochineal – a small insect found on nopales or paddle cactus
Lac – insects
Hibiscus   – flowers
Madder    – roots
Red Elderberry – berries
Sumac – berries
Beetroot – root vegetable
Brazilwood – wood
St John’s Wort – whole plant
Sycamore – bark
Cadmium – mineral

Natural Dyeing – Redish Purples

Red Basil – whole plant
Dark Red Hibiscus – flowers
Daylillies – flowers past their prime
Vermillon – mineral
Lac – insect

Natural Dyeing – Pinks

Roses – flower
Lichens – whole plant
Cherries – fruit
White Bedstraw – roots

Natural Dye Colors using tumeric root

Socks knit using yarn dyed with Turmeric roots

Natural Dyeing – Yellows

Bayleaves – leaves
Saffron – stamens
Marigold – flowers
Queen Annes Lace – flowers
St John’s Wort – plant
Golden Rod – flowers
Tumeric – roots or powder
Osage Orange – inner bark or shavings
Tea – leaves
Brown Onion – skins
Larkspur – plant
Chromium – mineral
Lead – mineral
Titanium – mineral

Natural Dye Color using brown onion skins

A good source of yellows and golds through to oranges can be achieved with brown onion skins.

Natural Dyeing – Oranges

Brown Onion – skins

Tumeric – roots
Giant Coreopsis – any part of the plant
Bloodroot – roots
Barberry – any part of the plant
Eucalyptus – leaves

Natural Dyeing – Browns

Oak Bark – bark
Walnut – Hulls
Dandelion – roots
Coffee – grinds
Yellow dock – plant
Ivy – woody stems
Golden Rod – shoots
Tea – leaves
Sumac – leaves, powder
Birch – bark
Brown Clay – clay soil
Limonite – clay
Octopus/cuttlefish – ink

Natural Dyeing – Blues to Bluish Purples

Dogwood – fruit
Hyacinth – flowers
Indigo – foliage
Red Maple Tree – inner bark

Woad – leaves
Mulberries – fruit
Elderberries – fruit
Blueberries – fruit
Cornflower – flowers
Blackbeans – dried bean
Cobalt – mineral
Copper – mineral
Murex Snail – trunculus

Natural Dyeing – Greens

Tea Tree – flowers
Spinach – leaves
Larkspur – plant
Red Onion – skins
Yarrow – flowers
Chamomile – leaves
Black-eyed Susans – flowers
Nettle – leaves
Dyer’s Broom – plant
Chromium – mineral

Image Credit boston7513kevin on flickr

Natural Dyeing – Grey to Black

Oak Galls – Galls
Sumac – leaves
Walnut – hulls
Iris – roots
Black Beans – dried bean
Titanium – mineral
Carbon – mineral

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