cochineal, whole bug
A vivid source of insect dye, Cochineal is known to produce stunning fuchsia pinks, oranges, reds, and light purples. Grown on prickly pears, this dye is common in food, cosmetics, and drugs. Washed garments remain highly pigmented in light and colorfastness. Use 3%-8% weight of fabric for optimal depth of hue. This product is sold by the ounce.