Brazilwood Sawdust, Caesalpinia sappan, Natural Dye
Brazilwood unavailable for quite some time.
Our current source is from Asia and is of Caesalpinia sappan species, and yields the beautiful pinks, reds, and purples so characteristic of the once popular late Medieval dye.
This variety is also known as Sappanwood and is not endangered like it's cousin wood in Brazil, Caesalpinia echinata, after which the Brazil was named.
The mordants used on the yarn samples are from left to right: Alum, Tin, Chrome, Iron.
The color yield will vary depending on water ph , water temperature, and mordant.
( we do not offer chrome for sale because of it's toxic qualities).
Refer to a natural dye book for more detailed instructions.
Mordants and other natural dyes are available on our web store.
Item purchased is the bag of Brazilwood Sawdust in the picture.
Some of the sawdust particles we get in are a bit larger than others.
Colors may look different on different monitors and computers.
If sent to a Pennsylvania address, Pennsylvania State Sales Tax applies.
Brazilwood Sawdust, Caesalpinia sappan, Natural Dye listed in:
Natural Dyes and Mordants