Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood.
Did you know that a great source for natural dyes can be found right in your own back yard! Roots, nuts and flowers are just a few common natural ways to get many colors.
Here are some interesting videos that show how to make natural textile dyes from plants, perhaps some present right in your backyard.
How to Make Dye from Plants
Learn how a southern New Mexico gardener makes dye from plants that he grows in his garden.
A Hands-on Illustration of How to Make Natural Dyes from Plants
We are taken through a step-by-step process of making natural dyes. It is interesting to see how an improvisation is done to create some exciting color at the end
Peruvian Alpaca Wool – Natural Dyeing Technique