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Weld is a personal favourite of ours to dye with. The big leafy plants with their near invisible yellow flowers look so unassuming. Yet they burst to life - and colour - in the dye pot.


We have experimented with dying with weld on wool where it produces an almost electric yellow. We have overdyed turquoise wool with weld to produce bright green. We have overdyed woad-dyed wool with weld to produce Lincoln Green.

Some years we need to add chalk to the dye bath in order to truly bring out the pure yellow; other years it simply magically appears. Soaking the weld for a few days before simmering makes a stronger colour.

Click here for general dyeing information.

piles of dried flowers on large piece of bark
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