Botanical Extract Dyes Yellow and Orange Can Be Obtained From Weld Count:605 Date:9/18/2015 1:30:07 PM

Botanical Extract Dyes can be sorted into three categories: Botanical Extract Dyes obtained from plants (indigo), those obtained from animals (cochineal), and those obtained from minerals (ocher). Creating and using plant-based-dyes is a wonderful way to gain an understanding of the biology and the chemistry at work in the plants around us.

Botanical Extract Dyes

Dyers’ Weed or Weld (Reseda luteola)

All of the above-ground plant parts, fresh or dried, gathered shortly before it stops blooming in June is used. It provides an intensive yellow color with very good lighfastness. The plant is native to western Asia and the Mediterranean area. It was preferred by the Romans and also found on the Uşak carpets and 16th-century “Lotto” carpets. This dye plant stopped being used in Turkey and Europe toward the end of the 19th century due to the introduction of synthetic dyes. However, since the 1980s, they are being increasingly used again due to the reintroduction of natural dyes in Turkey.

In the early 21st century, the market for Botanical Extract Dyes in the fashion industry is experiencing a resurgence. Let's try Botanical Extract Dyes!


Bohmer, Harald (2002)

Koekboya: Botanical Extract Dyes and Textiles. L.E. Fogelberg, transl. Ganderkesee: Weppert, Schweinfurt.

Özgökçe F, Yilmaz I (2003)

Dye Plants of East Anatolia Region (Turkey). In Economic Botany: Vol. 57, No. 4 pp. 454–460

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