Alder buckthorn is native to Europe and invasive in North America.

25% WOF gives great colours, use up to 100%WOF and re-use the dye bath.


Buckthorn bark can be used without a mordant, it is a substantial dye.

In an alkaline dye bath (ph 10-11), alder buckthorn will give fantastic brick reds, no heat required! Just let the fibres ferment together with the bark.

heating will give you cinamon reds and browns.


Active dye component; anthraquinones.


Other uses;

The bark (and to a lesser extent the fruit) has been used as a laxative, due to its 3–7% anthraquinone content.


Packed in a resealable bag of 100 grams (3.5oz)

Full recipe here


Alder Buckthorn Bark (Rhamnus frangula)

SKU: Alder100
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