Information on how to dye and paint materials for basketry. Where to find the
instructions, supplies, resources and recipes you will need in dyeing your baskets.
Navajo Dye Chart
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Basket Dye From Walnut Hulls
Recipe for black walnut hull dye with resources such as black walnut hull powder,
concentrated walnut dye and walnut recipes.
How To Make Basket
Dye From Walnut Hulls
A simple How to on making black walnut hull basket dye.
Feature article about dyeing wool with Kool-Aid by Päivi Suomi,
Feature article about lichens used for dyeing by Päivi Suomi.
Natural Black Dye
A tutorial from Primitive Ways authored by Dino Labiste provides instructions to
help you learn how to dye your basketry materials or other fiber a deep rich
black color using water, tannins, and iron.
Dyes and Mordants
Feature article about natural dyes and mordants used for dyeing by Päivi Suomi.
Wool Traditions in Taos, NM offers a wide selection of natural dyestuff and
natural dye extracts such as black walnut, chestnut, cochineal, indigo, logwood
and may others that are used to dye basketry materials along with wool yarn.
Basket Reed Dyeing Using
From Pro Chemicals - instructions on the use of Diazol Direct dyes for dyeing basket
Dye History from 2600 BC to the 20th
Prepared by Susan C. Druding for her dye seminar at HGA Convergence '82.
Dyes from Earth Guild
Product listings of dyeing supplies available from Earth Guild.
Dyeing Porcupine Quills
Using natural dyes to color porcupine quills is described by Nancy Fonicello on the
NativeTech site. Recipes using varied natural dyestuffs.
Reeds, Rattan and Wood
Instructional sheet from Jacquard Products covering dyeing using Procion MX Dyes.
Dyeing Basket Reed
using Diazol Direct Dyes
Instructional sheet from Pro Chemical covering dyeing using Diazol Direct Dyes.
Fabric Painting and Decoration - Fabric and Textile Dyes
Supplies for many types of dyeing, painting and marbling projects
including basketry. Brand names such as Dylon, Jacquard, Procion.
Synthetic indigo vat dye in bead form that is chemically identical to natural indigo and
more concentrated for dyeing materials shades of blue.
History and background of indigo dyes with an illustration of Indigofera tinctoria.
Jacquard Wood n' Reed Dye
Product information and instructions for this Wood and Reed Dye designed for a
whole range of dry natural materials: straw, grasses, raffia, leaves, potpourri,
shell, bone, dried flowers, bamboo and even acrylic.
Kool Aid Space Dyeing In A
Instructions for dyeing wool roving by Glenna Stansifer from Fiber News June 1997.
Minwax Wood Finish
Color selection charts and directions for the use of this oil based wood stain.
Information on using natural materials for dyeing from Urban Eagle. Includes
information on natural dyeing workshops.
Natural Indigo, Synthetic Indigo, Logwood Sawdust, Brazilwood Sawdust, Cochineal, Madder
Root, Cutch Extract, Osage Orange Sawdust from Dharma Trading Co.
Natural dyes are known for their beautiful, multi-hued shades. The E Color
Natural Dye System offers the dyer ease of use, a single mordant for all colors
and crystalline color extracts from commercial materials. The dye crystals are
of the highest quality and their production process conforms to ecologically
sound methods. Cochineal, Madder, Cutch, Indigo, Ecowet, Mordant.
A non-profit organization for research and education on natural dyes and
pigments, located in Taos, New Mexico.
Natural Dyes Mailing List
A unmoderated discussions group with open membership and searchable public archives
dedicated to the discussion of dyeing with natural substances.
Perfection Acid Dye Color
From W. Cushing & Company a color card for Perfection Acid Dyes.
Perfection Direct Dye
From W. Cushing & Company a color card for Perfection Direct Dyes.
Dye Technical Data
Instructions on how to use concentrated Procion MX fiber reactive dyes.
Recipe for Black
A recipe for black walnut dye in the instruction unit titled
True Colors from The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dye Custom Color Recipes
Mix a wide variety of custom colors using Rit Proline liquid or powder
dyes with the help of these recipes.
RIT Custom Color Recipe Chart
Create your own high-fashioned colors. Rit has posted the recipes for
custom colors using Rit dyes.
Studio Safety When Dyeing
Guidelines and safety precautions in the studio when dyeing basketry materials or other
fibers. From Pro Chemical and Dye, Inc.
Tub Dyeing Using Procian
From Dharma Trading instructions for the basic method for solid color dyeing. Use this
method to dye something completely one color. Also called Vat Dyeing or Garment Dyeing.
Walnut Dye For Basketry
Billie Ruth Sudduth's instructions for making and using walnut dye for basketry from In
Season Herbs and Baskets.
Western Red Cedar
(Thuja plicata) Used As A Dye Plant
Paivi Soumi describes her technique to use Western Red Cedar as a natural dye plant.