It’s no secret we love marigolds – a true workhorse in the dye garden whose shades range from bronzy yellow to gold when dyed fresh. So we are delighted to introduce a new, very bright and rich yellow color made from a mixture of marigold, kamala and tesu blossom extracts.
We were especially pleased at how well Marigold Mix dyes cellulose fibers, as kamala alone works best with animal fibers and silk, so it’s a great way to create that sunny yellow on cotton, linen, tencel and hemp.
We use 1% wof to add a bright note to other yellow dyes, such as pomegranate and myrobalan. When mixed with madder extract, it creates a vivid reddish-orange. User higher percentages of the dye, up to 10%, to create tropical yellow and mango orange shades.