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EARTHUES NATURAL DYE EXTRACTS AND PLANTS


THE PURPLE DYES

Logwood Purple

A seductive, brilliant purple, Logwood originates from the Americas; its natural
range includes Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and the
Guyanas.  Logwood was known as the "spiny tree" by the Aztecs because of its
thorny, contorted trunk, which they used as a weapon.  Logwood is not
particularly lightfast, so keep from bright sunlight.  The dye yields a grey
lavender to blue purple.
Limited supply.  

Logwood Grey

Logwood grey is our mixture of logwood purple and iron to make it a lightfast
color.  As the name implies, it dyes to various shades of purple-grey to black.  
One of the most interesting applications of this logwood-iron blend is to create
unexpected new color combinations when it is mixed with other extracts: olive
and mossy greens with osage, purples with cochineal, and chocolate brown with
cutch.  


THE BLUES

Indigo - Indigofera tinctoria - Indigo is the only natural blue dye used by many
cultures in unrelated places on every continent.  Each culture, each village,
each dyer has a unique way of making the magic of indigo work, and there are
rituals surrounding the success of the extraction and dye process.  Stories
unfold about why this vat was successful and another failed.  Our indigo is
extra-strong, finely powdered and easy to use.  This particular indigo is ideal for
producing greens when overdyed with any of the yellow dyes, and you can
obtain lime green to forest depending on the dye and number of dips. We offer
two recipes - a traditional fermentation vat, and a chemically-reduced vat.  We
recommend a mild alkali and thiourea dioxide to reduce the chemical vat.
Note:  you will need to obtain a small amount of sodium hydroxide (household
lye) to make your indigo stock solution.  This can be purchased at a local
hardware store or online from soap-making suppliers.



MORE COLORS: YELLOW AND BROWN
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NW
Seattle WA 98107

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Background: Yarns and fabrics dyed with logwood
purple
Silvery logwood grey with
logwood chips
Left: indigo powder
Right: indigo chunks
Background, yarn, buttons and fabric dyed with indigo
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