Dyes gold to khaki.
Darkest shade 7% to weight of fabric, medium shade 3% and light shade 1%.
This dye is high in tannin (19 to 26%), therefore it works particularly well with cotton and other plant fibres but you can also use it to dye wool and silk. You will get yellow fawn when using pomegranate without a mordant and golden yellows with a mordant. With the addition of iron, you will get mossy greens, greys and blacks. You can over-dye it with indigo to make beautiful dark greens. Pomegranate rinds are popular for contact dyeing (ecoprints).
Pomegranate, with its deep red rind and ruby-coloured flesh, is known as Anar in India and Granado in Spain. It grows wild in India, Italy, North Africa andChina. The rind of the fruit is used for the deepest yellow colour, although the bark contains more tannin. The rinds are a waste product of the pulverized seeds which are used as a spice in India. Pomegranate is an aromatic dye that yields an especially nice green-yellow colour. The age of the fruit affects the colour of the dye: the less ripe the fruit, the greener the yellow. Pomegranate has a high tannin content which when combined with iron gives a yummy deep moss green.