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Dyer’s Chamomile

Anthemis tinctoria


Dyer’s Chamomile is also known as Golden Marguerite or Oxeye Chamomile, and is part of the daisy family. It grows throughout North America, Europe and throughout the Himalaya region. It is known for warm, strong yellows and has been a traditional source of yellow dye across Europe, Turkey, and Central Asia for centuries. The yellows obtained from dry or fresh flowers can be strong and are very lightfast. The leaves and stalks yield soft shades of green.


Use dried chamomile at approximately 50% WOF for medium to strong warm yellows. First soak the flowers overnight, then simmer for about an hour. Strain off the liquid and return to the dye pot and add the fibers to the dye bath, slowly bringing the temperature up to about 180º F. Hold at temperature for about an hour. Each bag of dried flower is 28 grams and will dye about 60 grams of fiber. Color fastness: very good

dyer's chamomile

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