Natural Dyes - Osage Orange Liquid Extract

$ 28.75

Osage Orange Liquid Extract from Earthues

Color: Sunflower to Gold

The Osage tree was named after the Osage Indian tribe of Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. The wood is dense and resistant to rot, which made it the perfect tree to naturalize in the great western prairies, where they were planted in hedgerows to protect the wheat fields from wind erosion. Now, Osage trees have overgrown many of these fields and are being cut down and burned. Its use as a dye source revives its importance, and our supplier creates this colorant using solar-powered technology and downed trees. The liquid extract is quite potent, yielding a clear yellow dye with an alum mordant, perfect for overdyeing with indigo for emerald greens.