100g Alderbuckthorn Bark

100g Alderbuckthorn Bark

100g Alderbuckthorn Bark

£4.80

Alderbuckthorn bark gives a strong yellow and is a substantive dye which means that it can be used without mordanting. The colour in the photograph is probably the fiery red of the Celts who had no word for orange. I would describe it as a terracotta red/orange and is obtained by fermenting it for three days with wood ash lye.  More information on this ecofriendly technique is in Colours of the  World Eco Dyeing