Recipes For Dyeing With Logwood

(1). BLACK

Mordant the wool for 1 to 1-1/2 hours with 3 per cent Chrome and 1 per

cent Sulphuric Acid. Wash and dye in separate bath for 1 to 1-1/2

hours with 50 per cent Logwood. This gives a blue black.

A dead black is got by adding 5 per cent Fustic to the dye bath.

A green black by adding more fustic. Also by adding 3 to 4 per cent

Alum to the mordanting bath a still greene
shade can be obtained.

A violet black is produced by adding 2 per cent Stannous Chloride to

the dye bath and continue boiling for 20 minutes.


Mordant with 3 per cent Bichromate of Potash for 45 minutes and wash.

Dye with 2 per cent madder, 1 per cent logwood. Enter the wool, raise

to the boil and boil for 45 minutes. The proportion of logwood to

madder can be so adjusted as to give various shades of claret to



(Highland recipe.) Mordant with 3 per cent Bichromate of Potash and

boil wool in it for 1-1/2 hours. Wash and dry wool. Make a bath of 15

to 20 per cent logwood with about 3 per cent chalk added to it. Boil

the wool for 1 hour, wash and dry. The wool can be greened by steeping

it all night in a hot solution of heather till the desired tint is



Mordant with 25 per cent Alum for 1/2 hour at boiling heat; then take

it out, add to the same liquor 5 per cent copperas, and work it at

boiling heat for 1/2 hour. Then wash. In another copper, boil 50 per

cent logwood chips for 20 minutes. Put the wool into this for 1/2

hour; then return it into the alum and copperas for 10 to 15 minutes.

Wash well.


(2-1/2 lbs.) Mordant with 25 per cent alum and 1 per cent cream of

tartar for 1 hour. Let cool in the mordant, then wring out and put

away for 4 to 5 days.

Dye with 60 per cent logwood and 25 per cent madder. Boil up the

logwood and madder in a separate bath and pour through a sieve into

the dye bath. Enter the wool when warm and bring to the boil. Boil

from 1/2 hour to 1-1/2 hours. Wash thoroughly in soft water.


(For 1 lb.) Mordant wool with 1/4 lb. alum and 1/2 oz. tartar for one

hour; wring out and put away in a bag for some days. Dye with 1/4 lb.

logwood for 1 hour.