Aquarelle liquid natural dyes are easy to use colors made from plants and dye insects. The combine easily and produce beautiful shades and may be thickened with Organic Printing Gum and used for printing, painting and other surface design applications on wool fabrics.
The legendary Saxon Blue is now available to natural dyers. First created in Germany in the 1740s, it is made from natural indigo converted with a strong acid to mimic an acid-type dye. It is an easy and marvelous color for wool fibers – greener than traditional vatted indigo and a great base for teal, aqua, cornflower, periwinkle, lilac and medium value purple. To use, simply measure out the amount of liquid indigo and add to the dye pot. Add mordanted fibers and heat gently. Enjoy the beautiful blue! For an easy color combination add Liquid Himalayan Rhubarb for green (available in the Aquarelle Liquid Natural Dye Kit). Full instructions included.
- 50 grams of Saxon Blue will dye about 1.25 pounds of fiber (570 grams) to a very rich blue shade.
- Note that Saxon Blue works best on wool fibers, and satisfactorily on silk; however we have on occasion observed color instability on silk fabrics. On cellulose fibers the color will be quite pale and unstable.