Madder Root - Whole
Madder (Rubia tinctoria / Rubia cordifolia) is one of the oldest and most frequently used dyestuffs known to woman. It has an extensive history in Turkey, India, and Iran and it is still used in these countries today. The secret for Turkey Red, a deep rich madder red color was guarded for centuries throughout Central Asia. Even today madder red is considered a mysterious color. Madder dyes to its truest red color with aluminum mordant in hard water. Add calcium carbonate (Tums) if your water is soft. The Earthues extract yields lovely deep orange-red to deep red colors.
Earthues offers first quality whole roots. Dyeing with this traditional dye is easy. We like to steep the roots, add fiber and simmer at low temperatures to develop a dark red. We use 100% on the weight of the goods for deepest cranberry to garnet shades.
Color: Mandarin to Burnished Orange