Last week I shared with you my dyeing of Merino wool scarves with cochineal. This week I am doing a similar process with Brazilwood (or Sappanwood) and Weld. The Merino wool scarves are soft, almost tissue-like - quite 'heavenly' I will say. The scarves are woven from grey wool. Applying Brazilwood and Weld results in a rich cinnebar colour.
Weld (Reseda luteola) grows mostly in Europe. It produces a vibrant yellow colour. Brazilwood (Paubrasilia echinata) is native to Brazil. Sappanwood (Biancaea sappan) is related to Brazilwood and grows in Asia. Brazilwood and Sappanwood both produce a beautiful red.
The video below shows the process to create this vibrant colour.
Upper Image: David E Mead, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons; Lower Image: Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Next I'll be dyeing Merino wool scarves with Weld and a hint of cochineal. Stay tuned.