Madder Powder (red, purple and orange dye)
We work with a farmer group in India to source some of our madder root. Within a few years we hope to have a built-up seed supply and production method to source all of our sufficient quantity in the US, but for now, we know you are going to love this madder extract!
- Madder Dyeing
- Madder Root powder is provided
- Weigh fabric and calculate %WOF desired shade of Madder
- Mix well with hot water for several minutes.
- Liquid is ready to be used as a dye bath. Dyeing can occur at room temp or elevated depending on desired result. Agitate in dye bath frequently.
We recommend following red recipes in Jim Liles book "The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing"
Our favorite madder pre-mordants are alum or tannins. For deeper reds, use alum mordant and calcium carbonate (chalk). Aftermath with iron mordants for purple reds. To take more orange, don't heat as much and add a mild acid like cream of tartar (yes the one in your spice cabinet!)