Reseda or Dyer's Weld is a Mediterranean herb and the oldest yellow dye plant in the world. Reseda alongside Madder, Woad and Chamomile produce the very best natural dyes for temperate areas.The famous medieval colours, Saxon green and Lincoln green, were produced by over-dyeing Reseda yellow with Woad blue. Lincoln green was apparently the colour of the clothing of Robin Hood's men.
Reseda is the base of many of our green yarns.
7% Soda Ash
Wool (mordanted with 10% Alum)
Soak Reseda in Dye pot with Soda Ash overnight.
Bring to a simmer for 1 hour.
Strain through Cloth, put to the side.
Add wool to the dye pot and simmer gently for 1 hour.
*For a paler yellow add the dye bag to the 2nd bath and add the next lot of mordanted yarn.
**The same bath can be used up to 3 times.