The Dye Trader is one of the eight NPCs introduced in the 1.2 version. The Dye Trader will spawn when there is a home available and one of the many dye ingredients (for example the Yellow Marigold) is in the player's inventory.
"My dear, what you're wearing is much too drab. You absolutely must take a lesson in dyeing your tired attire!"
"I bring you the richest colors in exchange for your riches!"
"The only kind of wood I would bother dyeing is RICH Mahogany. Dyeing any other wood is such a waste."
"You have to do something with (pirate's name), It takes me a week to wash off! (only if the pirate is present.)
Strange Plant Quest
Speaking to the dye trader will show a "strange plant" quest. If the player chooses this option without having a strange plant, nothing will happen. However, if the player chooses it with a strange plant, they will have a random and rare dye.