Dyes & Dyeing Info

Dye Chart:

listing Brazilwood, Cochineal, Cutch, Fustic, Indigo, logwood, madder, osage, walnut, & weld plus more useful links.

Links for important safety information:

EC Safety Phrases - data sheets from Europe now contain codes for certain 'safety phrases', this list explains the codes
Risk Phrases - Data sheets are now coded for risk phrases. This site explains those codes.
Abbreviations used in Toxicity Data - list of the meanings of abbreviations found in toxicity data for chemicals

MSDS Sheets:

MSDS for Aluminum Potassium Sulfate
MSDS for sodium hydroxide
MSDS for sodium hydrosulfite
MSDS for sodium carbonate
MSDS for Apigenin
MSDS for Brazilin
MSDS for Carminic Acid
MSDS for Fisetin, 70%
MSDS for Hematoxylin
MSDS for Indigo
MSDS for Morin
MSDS for Purpurin
MSDS for Alizerine
MSDS for Tannic Acid
MSDS for Juglone
MSDS for Luteolin
MSDS for Catechin
MSDS for Ferrous Oxide
MSDS for Ferrous Sulfate

Bibliography: This list is not meant to be exhaustive, it is a starting point for your investigation.

Art Safety Bibliography:

Clark, Nancy. Ventilation: A Practical Guide for Artists, Craftspeople, and Others in the Arts. Lyons & Burford, © 1987 ISBN 0941130444

Dean, Norman. The Toxic 500: The 500 Largest Releases of Toxic Chemicals in the United States. National Wildlife Federation © 1989

McCann, Michael, PhD, Artist Beware Lyons & Burford Pub. © 1993 ISBN 1558211756

McCann, Michael, PhD. Health Hazards Manual for Artists. Lyons & Burford © 1994 ISBN 0941130061

Rossol, Monona. The Artist’s Complete Health and Safety Guide. Allworth Press. © 1990 ISBN 0927629100

Rossol, Monona. Dyeing Healthy Surface Design Journal, 15(2), Winter, 1991, 13-15, 38


Natural Dye Bibliography

Androsko, Rita Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing Peter Smith Pub; (June 1971) ASIN: 0844645001

Balfour-Paul, Jenny Indigo in the Arab World Curzon Press; (January 1997) ISBN: 070070373X

Balfour-Paul, Jenny Indigo. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers; 1 edition (October 1, 2000) ISBN: 1579583067

Bemiss Elijah, The Dyer’s Companion, repub. Dover Press 1973,ISBN 0-486-20601-7

Bronson J. and R. Early American Weaving and Dyeing, Dover Press, 1977, ISBN 0-486-23440-1

Buchanan, Rita. A Dyers Garden: From Plant to Pot Growing Dyes for Natural Fibers. Interweave Press 1995 ISBN: 1883010071

Cannon, John et al. Dye Plants and Dyeing Timber Pr; 2nd Revision edition (January 2003) ISBN: 0881925721

Cardon Dominique, Guide des Teintures Naturelles, pub. by Delachaux et Niestlé, 1990, ISBN 2-603-732-7

Dean, Jenny. The Craft of Natural Dyeing Search Pr Ltd; Reprint edition (June 1995) ISBN: 0855327448

Dean, Jenny. Wild Color. Watson-Guptill Pubns; (April 1999) ISBN: 0823057275

Edmonds John, The History and Practice of Eighteenth Century Dyeing, England 1999, SBN953413314

Edmonds John, The History of Woad and the Medieval Woad Vat, England 1999, ISBN 9534133 0 6

Edmonds John, Tyrian or Imperial Purple, England 1999, ISBN 0 9534133 6 5

Garfield Simon, Mauve, pub. Faber and Faber, 2000 ISBN 0-571-20197-0

Goodwin Jill, A Dyer’s Manual, 1990, ISBN 0-7207-1327-7

Hall A.J. Dyes, Pitmans Common Commodities and Industries Series, 1916

Hellwig, M. (1997). Plant remains from two cesspits (15th and 16th century) and a pond (13th century) from Gottingen, southern Lower Saxony, Germany. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 6(2): 105-116. Inst. Spezielle Botanik, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ., Philosphenweg 16, D-07743 Jena, Germany

Hurry Jameson B. The Woad Plant and its Dye, reprinted 1973 Augustus M. Kelley

Hurry Jamieson B, The Woad Plant and its Dye, London, OUP, 1930 ISBN 0-678-00779-9

Liles, J. N. The Art and Craft of Natural Dyes Univ of Tennessee Pr; (November 1990) ISBN: 0870496700

Miller, Dorothy. From Indigo Seed to Dye. Indigo Pr; June 1982 ISBN: 0960406018

Partridge William, A Practical Treatise on Dying of Woollen, etc. New York 1823

Partridge William, A Practical Treatise on Dying, 1823, repub. Pasold Research Fund 1973.

Polakott, Claire Into Indigo: Aftican Textiles & Dyeing Techniques

Prideaux , Vivian The Handbook of Indigo Dyes Search Pr Ltd; (July 2003) ISBN: 0855329769

Rossetti Plictho, The Plictho, Instruction in the Art of the Dyers, translation of the first edition of 1548 by Sidney M. Edelstein and Hector C. Borghetty, MIT Press.

Sandberg, Gösta et al The Red Dyes. Lark Books; Reprint edition (March 1997) ISBN: 1887374175

Sandberg, Gösta et al. Indigo Textiles: Technique and History Lark Books; (October 1989) ISBN: 0937274402

Van Stralen, Trudy & Linda Ligon Indigo, Madder, & Marigold: A Portfolio of Colors from Natural Dyes Interweave Press; (March 1994) ASIN: 0934026866





Last Updated: April 23, 2003