How to Dye Clothing Using Bloodroot

Method for dyeing fabrics with Bloodroot

Always remember to take the necessary precautions before setting off on your dyeing project. Clear a suitable area, wear gloves, old clothing and use equipment thats only used for dyeing. Work in a well ventilated area, away from pets and children.

  1. Cut the roots of the bloodroot plant into small pieces and soak in water for 2 hours.
  2. Bring the water to boil.
  3. Add clean, premordanted wool or scoured clothing into the dyebath.
  4. Simmer for 1/2 hour.
  5. Remove the wool and add Glauber’s salts (sodium sulfate) to the dyebath. Stir well.
  6. Put the wool back in and simmer another 1/2 hour.
  7. Let the dyebath cool and remove the wool.
  8. Rinse and allow to dry.