If you can cultivate these three primary color plants, then you can create your own bright, natural dyes.
This fabric is hand-dyed by Jesikah Orman, who runs the Etsy shop named JesikahOrmanTextiles.
Photo by Jesikah Orman
Drought-tolerant madder prefers fast-draining soil and full sun.
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This hand-dyed madder root yarn is one of more than 30 naturally-dyed yarns that Laura Krugh sells at her Etsy shop ColorscapeStudio, which is based out of Dayton, Ohio.
Photo by Laura Krugh
Marcia MacDonald, who runs the Etsy shop LanaPlantae, has perfected the use of madder and weld to create beautiful, naturally dyed yarn. The green yarn pictured here was made with a weld and iron bath.
Photo by Marcia MacDonald
Weld flowers were also traditionally grown for their intense fragrance.
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Indigo leaves have been used as a dye for centuries; the oldest known fabric dyed with indigo dates back 6,000 years and was discovered at Huaca Prieta, Peru.
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This vibrant indigo-dyed yarn is sold by Kerri Westlake in her Etsy shop WestlakeDesigns. The online store also contains powdered dye from indigo and madder root, and hand-dyed, knit products.
Photo by Kerri Westlake
With an indigo shibori on one side and a solid madder wash on the other, these naturally dyed pillows are one of Jesikah Orman’s many beautiful creations available at her Etsy shop JesikahOrmanTextiles.