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Dock is a common sight in the pastures and ditches near our home though we notice it most in the fall when the tall red spiers rise above the grasses. Though other dyers recommend using the root, the long taproot is hard to pull. Thankfully the dried heads also provide a local reddish dye.


We were looking for a local reddish-coloured dye to add to a rope basket project. Large amounts of the dye stuff were needed to dye this cotton thick rope.

Click here for general dyeing information.

piles of dried flowers on large piece of bark
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