Brazilwood any of the
red wood trees in this family produce a red color the trees are
actually named after the dyes.
Logwood is a good purple but
you have to watch it as it dyes quick when the pot is fresh.
Also it exhausts fast. We use alum to mordant and using iron
can give you logwood gray.
Pomagrante with alum
anywhere from orange to khaki green. Yellows in the orange end
of the spectrum on wool and yellow green or khaki on cotton.
It is high in tannin so to get the khaki color I dont add
the alum. This dye was and still is used in India. The skins
are dried for future use in dyeing when the fruit is processed
for food. Pomagrante color varies with the variety and the darker
skinned fruit gives stronger colors. They can be grown in areas
of the US. We had a bush in west texas and they are grown in
- T. Bradford