Name: Weld Powder
Scientific Name: Reseda Luteola L
Also known as dyer’s rocket, dyer’s weed, dyer’s mignonette, and gaude, weld is a dye plant used to obtain a range of light and wash-fast yellow colors. Weld can be combined with indigo or woad for emerald and leaf greens.
How weld powder is produced:
Weld is a biennial dye plant, native to Western Asia and the Mediterranean area. Here at themazi, we obtain our weld from local producers in Anatolia. We have several local producers who collect it for us in summer. We visit their villages to collect it and bring it here to grind and package ready for you.
Historical use of weld:
The use of weld in dyeing is known as early as the Neolithic age. It was used extensively in the medieval era in the production of paints and pigments, and was one of the dyes used for threads in the Bayeux tapestry. It remained the most popular yellow dye until the 18th century.
How to dye with weld powder:
Ensure your fiber/fabric has been properly scoured and mordanted before use.
Use at least 50g weld powder to dye approximately 100g of fiber. Weld powder is suitable for cold, hot and all-in-one dyebath techniques. To make a cold dyebath, pour boiling water over the powder and allow the mixture to cool before adding fabric/fiber. Leave for several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. For brighter yellows, simmer the mixture for an hour before adding the fabric/fiber. Grey/green shades can be obtained by dipping dyed fiber in a solution of iron sulphate.
Ceilidh has used our weld and she said: "I discovered themazi’s natural dyes at the beginning of this year. I achieved beautiful bright yellows with the weld and I still have some other products I can’t wait to experiment with!
themazi is a great company with great ethics and lovely customer service."
Ceilidh is based in The south of France where she does natural dyeing for her brand Billynou and creates YouTube videos about natural dyeing with her partner Alex and daughter Billy 🌱
How do we ship your order?
We ship our products worldwide. Once you enter your address, you can see the shipping cost to your country. We ship with express delivery which means we use TNT, UPS, or DHL carriers.
Please keep in mind that the shipping cost is calculated on the basis of weight including packaging, so it may be beneficial to order more than one product at a time. You will pay the same shipping fee for 400g of products as for 100g.
Buying weld powder in bulk:
We sell weld powder in small quantities as shown on our website. Please be aware that we also sell bulk quantities wholesale. We consider every order over 50kg as wholesale and we offer discounted prices. To enquire about this, click here
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