Whole Madder Root-Rubia tinctorum


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Whole Madder Root – First quality roots from Rubia tinctorum make dyeing with this ancient dye easy. Our madder is grown in the traditional madder producing regions of the world and yields a beautiful deep traditional red. We like to soak the roots, grind or pulverize, then add fiber and simmer at low temperatures to develop the deep rich color. We use 100% on the weight of the goods for deepest cranberry to garnet shades. A small amount of Citric Acid and Calcium Carbonate allow you to get the richest shades from our madder roots. Don’t throw away the spent roots.  You can dry them and use in eco printing or for fermentation indigo vats, or even rehydrate for a second, paler dye bath.

  • 250 grams of madder root will dye 250-1000 grams (7 ounces to 2.2 lbs) of fiber.  More madder means a darker shade up to a 1:1 ratio.

Related items:

Ground Madder Root Rubia cordifolia (Indian Madder) in a coarse powder form

Organic Indigo (use the madder roots for a traditional fermentation vat)

Madder Extract – A concentrated powder extracted and much stronger than raw madder roots.

Fustic Liquid Extract (combine with madder to make oranges)

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250 gm, 500 gm, 1000 gm