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Dyeing with Logwood Extract

  1. What is Logwood?
  2. What colours does Logwood extract produce?
  3. How do I use Logwood extract?
  4. BFL superwash wool dyed with logwood natural dye extract | Wild Colours natural dyes

    BFL wool dyed with logwood extract

    Raffia dyed black with logwood extract & persian berry extract | Wild Colours natural dyes

    Raffia dyed black with logwood extract, persian berry extract & iron

    How much wool does Logwood extract dye?
  5. What is Logwood extract?
  6. Black colours with Logwood extract

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BFL wool dyed with iron and logwood

Logwood extract is very strong and you only need 5 grams to dye two 100 gram hanks of Blue-faced Leicester superwash wool to a dark purple and a violet, respectively, depending on water quality and other factors (see photo). We suggest you experiment as dye colours will vary with the type of fibre, the mordant and the quality of water.

It is best to start with only 2 grams of logwood extract per 100g of mordanted wool. If you want a darker shade, then you need to mordant the wool again and make a second dye bath with another 2 grams of extract. Dyeing twice is recommended instead of using a more concentrated bath.

5) What is Logwood extract?
Our Logwood extract is shipped as a dark purple crystalline powder that is very stable and of high colour fastness. It is produced using processes that respect the environment and comply with organic textile certifications. Our Logwood dye extract is an approved dyestuff for the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS 4.0) and is of consistent high quality through certified cultivation of a pure plant (Europam: the European certification for medicinal herbs) and a high level of process control during production.

6) Blacks with Logwood extract
It is easy to get black on raffia with logwood extract and persian berry extract. Mordant with alum and then dye with logwood extract, persian berry extract & iron.


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