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Madder Root Dye
Madder Root Dye
Madder Root Dye
Madder Root Dye

Madder Root Dye

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Usually called turkey red, this root powder has been used as a pigment and dye forever. It can be used to create a vat (colder temp you dye for longer) or over heat. But make sure not to reach boiling because it can oxidize and turn brown. The tone of red will be different on protein and cellulose fibers, but adding calcium carbonate (chalk powder) can brighten your reds to get that "turkey" color.

35-100% WOF for a medium depth of shade

Botanical Name: Rubia Cordifolia Rubia cardifolia commonly known as India Madder is an evergreen plant native to Himalayas. It is an economical and important source of red dye producing plant for the textile industry. The roots of Madder produce a variety of red colour includes orange reds, brick red, blood red and fiery reds.

The color depends on the climatic condition of the environment where the plant grows and soil where the roots grew, their age, the mineral content of the water used for dyeing, the temperature set up of the process, on the dye pot used, and also on how much madder used relative to the fiber. Madder can be used on cotton, leather, wool and silk. Madder is one of the most valuable herb used in Ayurveda. It is known as artificial colouring agent. Ayurveda its medicinal uses are also emphasised. Madder is the best known for blood purification and helpful in various skin diseses.