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    Natural Dyes

    All the yarn in our Yarn Store has been dyed with natural dyes. If you like to start your own natural dyeing journey, we offer a range of Craft Courses. Learn how to hand dye protein fibres (animal fibres such as sheep wool, alpaca, yak and silk) or cellulose fibres (plant fibres such as cotton, linen, hemp and bamboo) using natural dyes.

    The craft courses are a hands-on learning experience using ancient natural dyes such as Madder, Weld, and Cochineal, to name a few, in their natural form as well as extract.  You will leave with the knowledge to successfully dye yarn and fabrics with lasting colour to use in your projects at home. 

     

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    Natural Dyes - A Long List of Natural Dyes

    Natural dyes are pigments derived from plants, animals, or minerals and they have been used for centuries to add colour to fabrics, textiles, and other materials. They are typically derived from plants, such as flowers, leaves, roots, and bark, or from insects, such as cochineal. Natural dyes are more environmentally friendly are also often preferred for their unique and varied colour range.

    1. Annatto - a yellow-orange dye made from annatto seeds
    2. Beets - a pink-red dye made from beets
    3. Black Beans - a black dye made from black beans
    4. Black Walnuts - a brown-black dye made from black walnuts
    5. Blackthorn - a brown dye made from blackthorn fruit
    6. Caramel - a yellow-brown dye made from caramelized sugar
    7. Chamomile - a yellow dye made from chamomile flowers
    8. Cochineal - a red dye made from the cochineal insect
    9. Cocoa - a brown dye made from cocoa beans
    10. Coffee - a brown dye made from coffee beans
    11. Coreopsis - a yellow dye made from coreopsis flowers
    12. Cumin - a yellow-brown dye made from cumin seeds
    13. Elderberry - a purple dye made from elderberry juice or fruit
    14. Henna - a red-brown dye made from the henna plant
    15. Indigo - a blue dye made from the indigo plant
    16. Lichen - a variety of dyes ranging from yellow to purple made from lichens
    17. Logwood - a purple dye made from the logwood tree
    18. Madder - a red dye made from the madder plant
    19. Marigold - a yellow dye made from marigold flowers
    20. Mustard - a yellow-brown dye made from mustard seeds
    21. Myrobalan - a yellow dye made from the myrobalan fruit
    22. Oak Galls - a brown dye made from oak galls
    23. Osage Orange - a yellow dye made from the osage orange tree
    24. Paprika - a red-orange dye made from paprika peppers
    25. Pomegranate - a red-brown dye made from pomegranate skins
    26. Purple Carrot - a purple dye made from purple carrots
    27. Quebracho - a brown dye made from the quebracho tree
    28. Red Cabbage - a blue-purple dye made from red cabbage leaves
    29. Red Onions - a pink-red dye made from red onion skins
    30. Safflower - a yellow dye made from safflower petals
    31. Sunflower - a yellow dye made from sunflower petals
    32. Tea - a tan dye made from tea leaves
    33. Turmeric - a yellow-orange dye made from turmeric root
    34. Walnut - a brown dye made from walnut husks
    35. Weld - a yellow dye made from the weld plant

     

    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

    Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words,   NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool, All ThingsWales, Global Welsh and Red Dragon America.

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    Last update 29th December 2022

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