Plant dye for dyeing yellow on wool and silk

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Vegetable dye for dyeing yellow wool and silk with weld

This natural dye gives a yellow colour and can be used for dyeing cotton and linen in the washing machine or in a pan. The used plant is weld (Reseda luteola), one of the ‘classical’ dyeing plants that was already used in antiquity and was known for its excellent washing and light fastness.
The standard 250 gram bag is normally on stock and is suitable for 500 to 1,500 grams of material, depending on the intensity of the colour you want to obtain. The dyes are packed in handy bags. The fixative salts are mixed with the dye.
Instructions are included in the bag.

Vegetable colours are more beautiful!

Exactly when people started colouring their clothes is impossible to find out, but the tradition reaches back thousands of years. Until synthetic dyes were invented in the nineteenth century, textiles were dyed almost exclusively with dyes obtained from plants. Weld is one of the most important dyeing plants and is famous for its excellent washingfastness and lightfastness. In the Middle Ages it was one of the few dyes that could be used for high quality dyeing in what was called the 'grand teint' in France and 'Schönfärberei' in Germany.
Synthetic dyeing (provided it is environmentally friendly) has certain advantages: it is more efficient, cheaper, and it does not cost agricultural land. On an aesthetic level, however, the synthetic dyes can’t compete with the vegetable. Vegetable colours are more vibrant and richer. Unlike synthetic dyes, which always consist of only one colouring molecule, vegetable dyes are always the result of the synergy of several colouring substances present in the plant, sometimes even of different chemical groups and (almost) colourless substances. In other words: synthetic dyes have a flatter colour image, while the color of vegetable dyes consists of multiple components, which ensures a richer colour image.

Composition: reseda
Quantities: 250 or 1000 grammes
Collection: Ecological Textiles