Wild Weld Pigment
This lake pigment is made from the seeds, leaves and stem of the weld plant (Reseda Luteola) and for a natural dye based pigment is an incredibly lightfast warm yellow.
Weld was used extensively throughout the 1700s -1800s to dye textiles and when mixed with verdigris the resulting grassy shade is known as the historical colour ‘Lincoln’s green’.
Weld is a rare pigment to use as the pigment is not featured in many paint ranges due to its availability. Also many pigment suppliers will not have it as part of their offering.
This pigment is made by extracting the soluble dye material from the plants and converting it into insoluble pigment, this is known as the leaking process.
It comes in a 20 ml glass bottle with cork and wax seal.