Our excellent madder extract comes from the roots of Rubia Tinctorum, one of the oldest known dye stuffs in the world. It is grown, harvested and processed in Europe, so fair trade is guaranteed. Our madder natural dye extract comes from a renewable source and has a positive CO2-footprint, producing more CO2 than it uses to make the dye.
This proffessional grade powdered maddder root will give deep, perfect reds on wool and silk when used at 10-20% WOF. Exhaust baths and different mordants produce turkey reds, mulberry, orange-red, terra cotta, and in combination with other dyes and dyeing procedures can yield crimson, purple, and near black with indigo.
Use left over madder dye baths to feed your organic indigo vat.
Mordanting is advised as follows;
Protein - 20%WOF Potassium Aluminium
Cellulose - 20%WOF Aluminium Acetate.
Edward Bancroft says that you should add 20% WOF chalk to the dye bath, which will shift the colour from orange/brown to red.
It is recommended to have a look at the different dye instruction modules available here.
Active dye components; Alizarin and purpurin.
Securely packed in a re-sealable zip bag for easy use and storage
Madder (Rubia Tinctorum) Extract (GOTS)
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Maintain a constant temperature not to exceed 24° C. (75° F.). Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.
Heath and Safety
Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear protective gloves, safety goggles and a dust mask when handling fine dye powders and mordants.
Possibly harmful when swallowed or inhaled
Natural dye powders are no known environmental concern. Mordants and mordanted dye baths should be disposed in a sensible way according to your local waste disposal laws.
Natural dyes and mordants are shipped in a special packaging made from recypcled materials with a re-usable zipper.
Your pouches are shipped in either a flat padded envelope or a cardboard box depending on quantity and size.
We try to use reduce packaging and use recycled materials where possible.
Most packages are sent the same day or next day of order.
Shipping times depend per country and are out of my hands once I send the parcel. Averages to the United States have been 6-14 business days.
Shipping is according to the total weight of your parcel including packaging materials.
ALL packages are shipped with a tracking number. The tarcking number will be updated by mail once available.
Please note that most tracking is only available from the moment the parcel physically leaves the country. This may take a few days.
You will see your total shipping rate in your order.
At this moment it is not possible to ship your dye materials by EMS.