- Bay leaves
(bark) - yellow
(stigmas) - yellow - set with Alum.
(flowers, soaked in water) - yellow
under black light)
- Red Clover (whole
blossom, leaves and stem) alum mordant - gold
cone flower (whole flower head); chrome mordant; Brass to
- Onion (skins) - set with Alum.
(blossoms) - yellow
- Queen Anne's
- Heather - (plant) - yellow
- St. John's
Wort - (flowers & leaves) - gold/yellow
(bark) - The inner pith
of Sumac branches can produce a super bright yellow color.
- Weld (bright
- Old man's
beard lichen - yellow/brown/orange shades
roots - yellow
- Mimosa - (flowers) yellow
- Osage Orange
also known as Bois d'arc or hedgeapple (heartwood, inner bark,
wood, shavings or sawdust) (pale yellow)
flower heads (after they have died); alum mordant
(leaf and root) pale yellow. *careful, because the little
fuzzy hairs can make one itchy!
leaves (yellow) if plenty of leaves are boiled and salt added.
( ecru color)
Curly, Bitter, or Butter Dock (despite various leaf shapes,
all have a bright yellow taproot) gives you a yellow/flesh color.
- White mulberry
tree (bark) Cream color onto white or off-white wool. Alum
-pale yellow - light orange)
(leaves) - yellow
(yellow) (alum & K2Cr2O7)
(spice) --bright yellow
(wood sorrels) (flowers) - the one with the yellow
flowers. Use the flower heads, some stem ok. It is nearly fluorescent
yellow, and quite colorfast on alum mordanted wool.
If the oxalis
flowers are fermented or if a small dash of cloudy ammonia is
added to the dyebath (made alkaline) the fluorescent yellow becomes
fluorescent orange. Usually I do this as an after-bath, once
I have the initial colour. Useful for shifting the dye shade,
and some good surprises in store!
Flowers (Red, yellow,
orange flowers) make a lovely yellow to orange dye for wool.
- Mulga Acacia -(flowers) - yellow
Greenwood (shoots) - yellow
(tops) - yellow
- yellow and gold