Wonky Weaver® Turmeric Natural Dye Powder (Circuma Yellow) is derived from the root of the botanical Curcuma longa (Turmeric Root). Turmeric is often used as a spice and also has known and beneficial medicinal properties.
Turmeric is a very good dye for beginners, and yields gold/mustard and yellow colours.
It is always recommended to first wash the fabric prior to dyeing, and when using cotton, an aluminium (Alum or Aluminium acetate) based mordant generally results in better dyeing effectiveness. It should be used at a range of between 10-20% weight of fibre (WOF) depending on intensity of the desired colour.
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.
This dye powder is supplied in 50g resealable pouches.
Please store your dyes out of reach of children, out of sunlight and under dry conditions.