Natural Dye – Madder (Commercial)

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There are 4 samples stapled to the card. The silk fabric is a dark red-orange. The cotton fabric is a medium pink. The cotton yarn in a medium pink. The BFL yarn is a bright red.
Silk Fabric – Cotton Fabric – Cotton Yarn – BFL Yarn

1/26/2021 – 1/29/2021

Silk:

1 hour heat madder chips in water and strain ( medium low heat). 1 hour 45 minutes dye heat on medium low. 9 hours sit in dye bath. Rinse and wash next day.

1)

  • 118.3 g silk
  • 118.3 g madder
  • 9.4 g alum (8%)

2)

  • 112.04 g silk
  • 112.04 g madder
  • 9.96 g alum (8%)

3)

  • 119.39 g silk
  • 119.3 g madder
  • 9.55 g alum (8%)

4)

  • 89.3 g silk
  • 89.3 g madder
  • 7.14 g alum (8%)

Second Bath Items:

  • 104.5 g BFL yarn
  • 17.21 g cotton yarn
  • 24.41 g cotton fabric
  • 12 g alum (8%)

Heat in second dye bath 1 hour 40 minutes. Let cool overnight. Repeat total 4 times. Rinse and wash.

Acid Dye – Tunic Green

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1/25/2021 –

50/50/5 BFL

  • 50.96 g yarn
  • 5.96 citric acid
  • 5.96 g salt
  • .596 g (base total) dye
    • .298 g yellow
    • .298 g blue
    • 0.29 g black

Soak yarn in citric acid & water

Add salt to water and heat medium low 30 min

1 hour medium low in dye pot

Let cool in dye water.

50/50/10 BFL

  • 51.97 g yarn
  • 5.19 g citric acid
  • 5.19 g salt
  • .519 (base total) dye
    • .259 g blue
    • .259 g yellow
    • .051 g black

Same steps.

Dharma Trading Co Dye – 414 Sunflower Yellow, 416 Peacock Blue, 413 True Black


An index card on a white table. Two columns of information from this post are handwritten in black ink. At the top of the left column is a BFL yarn sample in a medium green. At the top of the right column is a BFL yarn sample is a dark green.

1/26/2021 –

60/40/5 BFL

  • 57.11 g yarn
  • 5.71 g citric acid
  • 5.71 g salt
  • .571 g (base total) dye
    • .34 g yellow
    • .228 g blue
    • .02 g black

60/40/10 BFL

  • 46.9 g yarn
  • 4.69 g citric acid
  • 4.69 g salt
  • .469 g (base total) dye
    • .28 g yellow
    • .18 g blue
    • .04 g black

Soak yarn in citric acid and water. Add salt to water and heat medium low 45 minutes. 1 hour medium low in dye pot. Let cool in dye water.

Dharma Trading Co Dye – 414 Sunflower Yellow, 413 Peacock Blue, 413 True Black