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Wonky Weaver Bordeaux Red dye is derived from the resinous secretions of the LAC insect, Laccifer Lacce (LAC dye). This dye powder can be used to produce red colour shades including burgundy reds to deep purples, rather similar to cochineal but are slightly more muted.


It is always recommended to first wash and scour the fabric prior to dyeing, and when using cotton, you need to pre-mordant in a tannin bath before mordanting with ALUM, or use Aluminium acetate for better dyeing results.  Also for animal fibres such as wool and silk, also scour, and mordant before dyeing.  You should expect shades of greys, purples and violet depending on the application.


It is recommended to use 5-10% WOF. 


Wonky Weaver® Natural Plant Dyes and Extracts are derived from botanical sources, and are both sustainable and ethically produced. We carefully source our dyes from suppliers we trust to uphold the highest of standards in quality.


Using plant dyes is very enjoyable and satisfying but does require some degree of experimentation to get the desired coloration of your fibres, yarns and fabrics. Results also depend on the type, weight and make-up of the fibre, and water quality, temperature and length of time in the dye bath amongst many other factors. The type of mordants, dye assists and modifiers will also affect the resultant colour of your dyed materials, and therefore we do not guarantee the results of our natural dye products.


Our dyes are supplied in 50g resealable pouches. Please store your dyes out of reach of children, out of sunlight and under dry conditions.

LAC Dye Powder

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