Weld plant gives you a beautiful, vibrant yellow color. I’ll guide you through how to get this cool dye stuffs to get you neat results.
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Weld, also known as dyers weed, gives the most beautiful yellow! I used alum to prepare my fabric. If you don’t know what that means, here’s my post on how to make an alum bath.
Dye with Weld
Weld plant gives you a beautiful, vibrant yellow color. I'll guide you through how to get this cool dye stuffs to get you neat results.
- Weld Plant
- Tea Towel or other natural fiber material
- Large pot or bucket
- Something to Stir
- Rubberbands (optional)
- Bring your water to a boil
- Place your weld in the water
- Simmer about 20 minutes.
- Place your damp towel in the water and heat low.
- Allow the fabric to sit as long as you need. I let it sit overnight.
- Take it out of the water and rinse.
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Where to Buy Weld Plant
From what I understand fresh weld is your best option for the most beautiful color. But I live in a desert and struggle to grow my own plants (even weeds sometimes!) so I purchased dried weld for this project. I get most of my dyestuffs from Etsy and most of it is from the store Yarn Tree.
What is weld dye used for?
Weld gives a beautiful yellow color assuming you used alum as your mordant. It can also make a green color which I’ll be trying soon so stay tuned! To do this you use an iron bath.
How do you dye with weld extract?
Dyeing with extract will be very similar to what I did here because I used dried weld. So follow the same instructions!
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