The following websites have natural dye stuffs for sale, information about growing dye plants, or both.
- Aurora Silk
Cheryl Kolander’s very informative website (based in Portland, OR) with supplies for sale, and helpful FAQs and how-to instructions.
- Earth Guild
Asheville, NC source for natural dye materials and on-line instructions (downloadable PDFs).
Seattle based company founded by Michele Wipplinger. Earthues has developed a line of extracts and other products from fair-trade sources around the world. They have conducted extensive laboratory testing and research and offer very reliable guidelines for natural dyeing procedures.
Founded by Rebecca Burgess in California, is a very interesting project that is building a regional textile infrastructure, similar to the values and goals of the local food movement.
- Fiery Felts
Based in Wales, Helen Melvin has self-published a number of books on natural dyeing.
- India Flint
Australian eco-dyer India Flint’s website.
- Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts
Bjo Trimble’s site with good information on mordants and assists, supplies for sale, and a blog with a variety of projects.
- Long Ridge Farm
Nancy Zeller is New Hamsphire-based vendor of Earthues products as well as other natural dye materials, shepherd, knitter, artist, and otherwise inspiring person.
Based in Canada, this organization promotes artisans around the world and has produced some fascinating documentaries about traditional natural dyes.
- Kimberly Baxter Packwood
Great information on using natural dyes for surface design on cloth.
- Village Spinning & Weaving
Natural dyeing and other fiber supplies, Solvang, CA.
- Wild Colours
Teresinha Roberts (based in the UK) has assembled a very informative website for growing and using dye plants. Personally I think it’s a little ugly and hard to navigate, but she has a wealth of information if you poke around. She also has a lot of useful links.
- Woad Centre
A fun site with a lot of good information about woad, which is one of two plants that can be grown in our climate that produce the same blue as indigo (a tropical and sub-tropical plant, alas).