Madder is one of the oldest traditional dyes, giving a range of reds and corals. Madder can be used with alum to obtain brick reds and rusty oranges or with cochineal to obtain a true red. Using cream of tartar shifts the colour towards orange.
Dyes to its truest colours in hard water.
25g madder dyes 250g wool to its darkest value.
Photograph courtesy Michelle Whipplinger
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