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20 Types of dye materials are selected. Most of them are plants, including flowers, fruits and roots. Two are insects. Two types of mineral are used as mordants.

Chinese: 艾草

English: Wormwood

Scientific Name:  Artemisia argyi

Part: Twig

Category: Plant


Wormwood is a genus of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but has been naturalized in many other parts of the world. The most commonly known species of wormwood is Artemisia absinthium, which is known for its use in the production of absinthe, a highly alcoholic beverage that was popular in Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Wormwood plants typically have grayish-green leaves that are finely divided and have a strong, bitter aroma. The plants are often used in traditional medicine and herbal remedies for a variety of ailments, including digestive problems, fever, and menstrual pain. Wormwood oil, which is extracted from the plant, is also used in some perfumes and soaps.


While wormwood has a long history of medicinal use, it can also be toxic in large quantities. The plant contains a compound called thujone, which can cause seizures and other neurological symptoms if consumed in high doses. As a result, wormwood should only be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner.


In addition to its medicinal uses, wormwood has been used in some cultures as a natural dye for fabric. The leaves of the plant can produce a yellow or greenish-yellow dye, depending on the method of extraction and the type of fabric used.


艾草是一種多年生草本植物,原產於歐洲、亞洲和北非。最廣為人知的艾草品種是艾蒿,它以用於生產苦艾酒而聞名。苦艾酒是一種高度酒精飲料,在 19 世紀和 20 世紀初在歐洲流行。


艾草植物通常有細小的灰綠色葉子,帶強烈苦味。 這些植物通常用作治療各種疾病的傳統醫學和草藥,包括消化問題、發燒和月經痛。從植物提取的艾草油也用於香水和肥皂中。





 1.  Logwood

 2.  Lac bugs

 3.  Comfrey

 4.  Cochineal

 5.  Madder

 6.  Connected shell

 7.  Knotweed

 8.  Huai Mi

 9.  pomegranate peel

10. Wormwood

11. Reseda(Weld)

12. winter green

13. cork

14. onion skin

15. chestnut

16. coconut

17. Hanna

18. five companions

19. black bean coat

20. Viola



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