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THYME ~ Dye Colour yellow and green.

Country of Origin: Turkey
Fine for consumption

This Mediterranean Herb is probably best known in Cooking. So you might be surprised, to find it in our Dyeing section.

Like with most dyes, if a plant has a strong perfume, it tends to give a colour. When I tried fresh Thyme, I was astounded by the colour it yielded. A deep green yellow, which turned into a stunning green, when a bit of Iron was added. The dried herb gives satisfying similar results. Expect deep greens!

Not everyone has Thyme growing in the garden, or only a small amount. If you have some fresh thyme available mix them with the dried rubbed herb and the result will be lovely.

Colourfastness: Medium - good

Basic recipe:

100% Thyme
3-5% Iron
Wool (mordanted 10% Alum)

Line the pot with a cloth. Fill the pot half with water and add the Thyme.
Bring to about 85-95 degrees Celsius for 1 hour.

Tie dye in Cloth and leave in bath.
Add wool and simmer gently for 1 hour.

Add 3% -5% iron to the dye bath to turn it green.

Remove after about 10min, rinse & dry.