Logwood ~ Natural Dye Results
Natural Fiber Results with Logwood
Logwood is a botanical natural dye that colors fiber and textiles in luscious, moody purple. It can appear as the classic hue or can head into rich, dark terrain verging on black, making it an especially important natural dye to work with.
Logwood gives a slightly richer and darker hue to protein (animal-based) fibers and lighter, gentler hues to cellulose (plant-based) fibers.
Mordants, like Alum, ensure the color will last while also brightening it a bit. And, Iron shifts it dramatically to a rich burgandy-toward-black hue.
Check out the results below for more variations.
LOGWOOD ~ SAMPLES
Below, Logwood shows in all its gorgeous purple glory on protein fibers of wool and silk.
And lastly, below, Logwood shows a tiny bit more muted on cellulose fibers of bamboo, cotton and cotton velvet.
Notice that the weave structure of each has a great effect on the final color results as they interact with our eye.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT USING LOGWOOD NATURAL DYE?
Visit the "Getting Started with Logwood Natural Dye" blog post.