Extract Dyes are the most versatile and easiest natural dyes to use. They are concentrated extracts of natural dyes and all you need to do is to add water. The book covers a very wide variety of different way to use the exracts, from traditional immersion dyeing to painting rainbow yarns or fibres , to printing with thickened extacts (for which you also need Gum tragacanth) . Dye extract dyes can be easily mixed too to make a range of unique and original colour ranges.
15g Madder extract giving oranges and reds.
15g Fustic Bright Yellow
15g Logwood Purples
50g of potassium aluminium sulphate (alum) mordant
These will mordant and dye between 300 & 450g of wool or silk.