Logwood in all its' forms (extract, chips or powder)is one of the most favourite natural dyes we know. Fast to make, easy to use, create purples, blues, grays and blacks with different mordants.



Logwood EXTRACT from the Mexican region of Yucatan.

Different batch than our previous extract, deep purples.


Our logwood natural dye extract comes from the heartwood of the logwood tree, Haematoxylon Campechianum. It is also called Campeche by some dyers. The tree grows in South America, but has become hard to come by lately due to political instability of the region.


Use at 5% WOF.


For logwood purples; mordant fabrics with alum, and make sure the bath is slightly alkaline. For deep night logwood blues; skip the alum, and add 1% Copper Sulphate to the bath. Adding acid will shift the bath to coppery browns. With iron a lovely gray-black can be achieved.


In this article you can find specific recipes for different shades of logwood made with natural logwood powder.

Prune de monsieur logwood recipe here.

Logwood black here.


Logwood Extract (Haematoxylum campechianum)

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