Natural Dye – Madder (Commercial)

An index card on a white table. There are two columns of information written in black ink.

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.

Natural Dye – Madder (Commercial)

  • 49.94 g madder
  • 199.76 g fiber
  • 15.98 g alum 8%

10/4/2020 –

11:19 am – Remove some samples from garden madder dye water and wash. Not written: Hold other samples to overdye in water until dye bath is ready. Heat bath to med low 175 deg F for 1 hour.

12:19 pm – Switch burner to low. Stir in alum and madder.

1:19 pm – Strain root and add fiber. Dye for 1 hour at med low 175 deg F.

Let sit overnight. Wash and dry.

An index card on a white table. On the left, the information from this post is hand written in black ink.

There are 5 samples stapled to the left of the card. The BFL yarn is a salmon color. The BFL Tweed is a light red or dark salmon color. The hemp fabric sample is pink, The cotton sample is a pink leaning in the red orange direction. The raw silk noil fabric sample is a light red.

BFL Yarn – BFL Tweed Yarn – Hemp Fabric – Cotton Fabric – Raw Soil Noil Fabric

Natural Dye – Madder (Garden)

Cotton Yarn – Bamboo Yarn – Cotton Fabric

  • 2 year old madder root from the garden – 175.41 g
  • 205.08 g fiber
  • 16.4 g alum 8%

10/3/2020 –

12:38pm- Washed and chopped (madder roots). Let sit to oxidize.

1:11 pm – Turn on burner low 100 deg F and add water to roots.

3:14 pm – Strain out roots. Stir in alum. Add wet fiber.

1 1/2 hour on low heat. Let sit overnight. Wash and dry.