Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Hope you're not yet bored of purple dyes...
I have just discovered that Alizarin comes from the Madder plant - which is what Thyatiran 'Purple' was made from.

It's a bit too red in the photo.

Alizarin Crimson paint is actually now often made from Quinacridone, which is more lightfast, but has nothing like as nice a name. Nor as nice a colour.

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