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Natural Dyes

Cutch Powder [100g]

£5.00 inc. VAT

Acacia catechu

This Natural Dye powder gives an orange-brown colour. No mordant is necessary, but the use of a copper mordant will intensify the colours.

Use this Natural Dye powder at a ratio of 4% dyestuff to fibre, and mix into a paste before adding to the dye bath.

For cellulose fibres use either
Aluminium Acetate at 5% in a heated mordant bath.
or
Aluminium Lactate at 5% in either a cold or heated mordant bath.

The left-hand skein shows how all the skeins originally came out of the dye pot. The other four were each dipped into a different modifier bath for approximately 10 minutes. From left-to-right these modifier baths were Citric Acid, Ammonia, Copper and Iron.

The dyed samples are as follows
Alum – no modifier = golden brown
Alum + Citric Acid = golden orange
Alum + Ammonia = golden brown
Alum + Copper = golden brown
Alum + Iron = deep brown

Not food safe, so please do not make a drink with this dye.

23 in stock

SKU B00-ND-012 Category

International Customers: Please make sure your country will accept plant material through the post, we will not be responsible for any item refused or destroyed by border control.